Foraminifera fossils

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Foraminifera fossils

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Foraminifera fossils from Bahamas sand :) Image
Nikon d3300 and Olympus uplan fln 10x 0.30

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Hi there Leo96,
Nice image. Great details and light

Thanks for sharing :D
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Thank you Harald!

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The one at the top left is a foram, I would hazard a worn out Baculogypsina but the locality is wrong. (Baculogypsina is tropical Pacific, and common enough to built shores of "star sand", hoshi no suna in Japanese).

Top right and bottom right are most likely worn out fragments of echinoid (sea urchin) spines. Alternatively they might be worn out segments of Isis ("bamboo coral").

I am not sure about the one at bottom left, but it does not look like a foram to me.

They do not look like fossils either, especially the echinoid spines do not show any diagenesis, which in echinoid skeletal material starts very early.
--ES

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Thank you for the information Enrico!

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Post by dmillard »

These are very nice images Leo96! And I also appreciated Enrico's erudite clarification of the subject material.

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