Protoconch

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Definition

  • according to Hottinger (2006):

PROTOCONCH - the first chamber of a test with an embryonic apparatus or in which a deuteroconch is differentiated. In most dimorphic larger foraminifera, the microspheric generation has a proloculus, the megalospheric generation a protoconch or megalosphere.

See also

References

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

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