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  • according to Hottinger (2006):

EMBRYONIC - the earliest growth stage in foraminiferal ontogeny, usually distinguished from later stages by an abrupt change in shell architecture, commonly with thickened walls indicating a longer period of cessation in growth as frequent in the megalospheric generation of larger K-strategists (bi- and triconchs; embryonic apparatus).

See also


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

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