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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)


  • according to Hottinger (2006):

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

See also


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

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