Apertural face

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Fig. 1. The aperture and the apertural face (coloured pink) in a biserial form - Textularia aff. goesi Cushman. SEM graphs of specimens from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Recent. A-B: apertural (A) and peripheral (B) views of an intact specimen. Note the smooth surfaces characteristic of the faces of many agglutinated forms. a: aperture; af: apertural face; sut: (chamber) suture (Hottinger, 2006; fig. 48 [1] CC/BY-NC-SA)


  • according to Hottinger (2006):

APERTURAL FACE - that surface of the chamber-wall that contains the main cameral aperture. See also face, septal face, umbilical face.

See also:


Hottinger (2006), Illustrated glossary of terms used in foraminiferal research. Carnets de Géologie, Memoir 2, ISSN 1634-0744

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