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Vellaria pellucidus

Order “"monothalamids"” > Family “Clade E” > Genus “Vellaria

Original description Gooday, A., J., Fernando, O. J., 1992, J. Micropaleontol., 11, 233-239
Further reference Gooday, A., J., Anikeeva, O., V., Pawlowski, J., 2010, Mar. Biodiv., 1-14 (1.04 MB)
Further reference Pawlowski, J., Holzmann, M., Berney, C., Fahrni, J., Cedhagen, T., Bowser, S.,S., 2002, J. For. Res., 32, 334-343 (123 KB)

General description

Transparent test with reflective highlights. Outline varies from globular to elongate. The apertural end is drawn out into a delicate but clearly developed, broad tubular extension with a flared termination.

Representative pictures

Vellaria pellucidus Vellaria pellucidus
5 specimens

Vellaria zucchellii

Order “"monothalamids"” > Family “Clade E” > Genus “Vellaria

Original description Sabbatini, A., Pawlowski, J., Gooday, A., J., Piraino, S., Bowser, S., S., Morigi, C., Negri, A., 2004, Antarctic Science, 16, 307-312 (411 KB)
Further reference Pawlowski, J., Holzmann, M., Berney, C., Fahrni, J., Cedhagen, T., Bowser, S.,S., 2002, J. For. Res., 32, 334-343 (123 KB)

General description

Monothalamous organic walled foraminifera characterized by a wide, prominent aperture that facilitates attachment to larger particles (sediment or other foraminiferal tests).

Representative pictures

Vellaria zucchellii Vellaria zucchellii Vellaria zucchellii, aperture
3 specimens