The foraminifera are sometimes named Reticularia, because their pseudopodia interlace.
The history of the foraminifera is a striking example of this great truth.
The only more modern things which at all resemble it are the foraminifera called Dactylopora, which belong to the Tertiary period.
It may be compared now to a compound protozoan, such as foraminifera.
The chalk in very great part consists not of entire shells but of debris of foraminifera, and mollusca (such as Inoceramus, &c.).
foraminifera also were abundant, and contributed to the supply.
But by far the most abundant marine organisms were the foraminifera which flourished in the warm seas in countless myriads.
A genus of foraminifera, comprising the coin-shaped "Nummulites."
The quantity of Radiolaria contained varies, and is more conspicuous the fewer the calcareous shells of foraminifera present.
Sometimes used to designate the foraminifera, or the Sponges.