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RADIOLARIA

Introduction

The following documents contain descriptions and images of selected radiolaria. This is an initial draft, so while it currently is not complete, it remains a work in progress and will always be under expansion and revision. Any comments, suggestions, additions, or criticisms are welcome.

Much of the information in this document is taken directly from "A GUIDE TO MODERN RADIOLARIA" by Catherine Nigrini and T. C. Moore, Jr., Special Publication No. 16, Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, March 1979 and "A GUIDE TO MIOCENE RADIOLARIA" by Catherine Nigrini and Gail Lombari, Special Publication No. 22, Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Spring, 1984. Any unattributed text is from these sources. When the information in "A GUIDE TO MODERN RADIOLARIA" and "A GUIDE TO MIOCENE RADIOLARIA" was entered into this document, the text was not altered, except when a species definition was changed or modified by one of the already cited, contributing scientist. If a species was not found in "A GUIDE OF MODERN RADIOLARIA", or "A GUIDE TO MIOCENE RADIOLARIA" that description and reference were added to the document in a similar form. Typographical errors were corrected when preparing this document.

DATA

All photographs were taken at 286x power. The subjects reside from about 45N to about 35S, and about 120W 10 about 70W in the Pacific Ocean.

Nick Pisias
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
npisias@coas.oregonstate.edu

Mysti Weber
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
weber@coas.oregonstate.edu