Diaphanotheca

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Fig. 1. Diaphanotheca in Fusulina distenta Roth et Skinner, Hartville Fm., DesMoines series, Guernsay, Wyoming, Upper Carboniferous. Transmitted light micrographs. A: slightly oblique, imperfectly centered axial section; B: detail of A showing diaphanotheca in axial section of adult whorls; C: equatorial section showing diaphanotheca extending over septal faces; D: detail of other specimen. c*: choma; dth: diaphanotheca; pr: megalosphere. Note presence of some kind of flexostyle. s: septum; t: tunnel; (Hottinger, 2006; fig. 39 [1] CC/BY-NC-SA)

Definition

  • according to Hottinger (2006):

DIAPHANOTHECA - a light-colored or translucent wall layer immediately below the tectum in fusulinids.

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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