Species found in “Antarctica, Ross Sea, Terra Nova Bay” (4)

Psammophaga magnetica

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

Description Pawlowski, J., Majewski, W., 2011, J. Foram. Res., 41, 3-13 (2.55 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

Elongate organic test withtransparent reflective wall. The cell body is white and transparent with fine granules and numerous mineral particles, which are concentrated at the apertural end. A great majority of the mineral particles consist of magnetite and titanoferous magnetite.

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Psammophaga magnetica Psammophaga magnetica
14 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).

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Vellaria zucchellii Vellaria zucchellii Vellaria zucchellii, aperture
3 specimens