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Published on Sep 30, 2014
The rotating foraminifer at the start of the video is Stensioeina beccarriformis (the holotype from White, 1928), which became extinct at the start of the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal maximum. In this video we explore the growth of foraminifera in trochospiral (Cibicides fletcheri) and triserial (Uvigerina peregrina) forms, both from the Pleistocene in California (Timms Point, Galloway & Wisler 1927), a collection at the American Museum of Natural History, NY. The CT scans used to make the video were made using the scan at AMNH, funded by NSF grant 1203394. Project by Shaun Mahmood, Ellen Thomas, Bushra Hussaini, Ruth O'Leary and Neil Landman. Thanks to Morgan Hill and Henry Tobwin