Fossil Thecamoebians: Present Status and Prospects for the Future

  • Franco S. Medioli
  • David B. Scott
  • Eric S. Collins
  • Francine M. G. McCarthy
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 327)


Some basic facts concerning the biology, ecology and taxonomic problems of thecamoebians are reviewed and summarized on the assumption that this information is useful for the palaeontological applications of this group.

The scarce fossil record of the group is also reviewed, discussed and analyzed in some detail. In the process, this article makes available to most paleontologists practically all the relevant published information on fossilized thecamoebians as this commonly is difficult to obtain.


Middle Eocene Diatom Frustule Testate Amoeba Green River Formation Foraminiferal Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco S. Medioli
    • 1
  • David B. Scott
    • 1
  • Eric S. Collins
    • 1
  • Francine M. G. McCarthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Marine GeologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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