Chomatal pores

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Fig. 1. Septal and chomatal "pores" in Triticites plummeri, Graham Fm., Texas, Permian. Transmitted light micrographs. A: subaxial section; B: details in equatorial section. Both pore-like features have nothing in common with true pores. Septal pores are tiny multiple foramina. The nature of chomatal pores, a wall texture particular to fusulinids, is not understood at present. c: choma; c*p: chomatal "pores"; kth: keriotheka; sp: septal "pores". t: tunnel; te: tectum; (Hottinger, 2006; fig. 66 [1] CC/BY-NC-SA)


  • according to Hottinger (2006):

CHOMATAL PORES - porelike texture of chomata in higher fusulinids as continuation of pore-like textural elements in the keriotheca or parakeriotheca below the tectum of the previous whorl.

See also


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

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