Socculus

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Definition

  • according to Hottinger (2006):

SOCCULUS - (pl. socculi); in porcelaneous foraminifera low reliefs on the basal layer that do not touch the chamber roof. May form the pedestal-like base of pillars. On previous apertural faces, low ridges may connect neighbouring pillars or septula (Amphisorus). Ribs on basal layers may support pillars as in lacazinids. Socculi are a primarily internal feature of endoskeletal nature. They have to be distinguished from ornamental elements on the surface of chambers in previous whorls that have been covered by a chamber lumen of the next whorl, such as the plugs or ridges on the apertural face in Amphistegina.

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References

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

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