Foraminifera

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The most important function of the pseudopods is in the capturing and digesting of prey, and in the expelling of debris. Other functions are in the constructs of tests, forming of protective cysts, and making temporary or semipermanent attachment to substrate.   
The most important function of the pseudopods is in the capturing and digesting of prey, and in the expelling of debris. Other functions are in the constructs of tests, forming of protective cysts, and making temporary or semipermanent attachment to substrate.   
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==== Foraminifera taxonomy ====
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Recognized suborders from Loeblich & Tappan 1988, in more or less phylogenetic sequence: <br>
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:[[Allogromiina]] <br>
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:[[Textulariina]] <br>
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:[[Fusulinina]]  <br>
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:[[Carterinina]] <br>
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:[[Miliolina]]  <br>
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:[[Involutinina]] <br>
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:[[Robertinina]] <br> 
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:[[Lagenina]]  <br> 
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:[[Rotaliida]] <br>   
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:[[Silicoloculinina]] <br>
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:[[Globigerinina]]  <br>
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:[[Spirilinina]]
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The Carterinina, Robertinina, Lagenina, Globigerinina, and Spirilinina were removed form the Rotaliina in the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Part C (Loeblich and Tappan 1964) where they were ranked as superfamilies; the Involutinina separated from the Cassidulinacea, the Silicoloculinina from the Litualacea (same).
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==== Foraminifera dendrograms ====
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==== Foraminifera Dendrograms ====
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[[Corticata|<==]]Foraminifera [Astrorhizidae, Foraminiferida]
[[Corticata|<==]]Foraminifera [Astrorhizidae, Foraminiferida]
     |--''Astrammina'' Rhumbler ''in'' Wiesner 1931 PH03, C40
     |--''Astrammina'' Rhumbler ''in'' Wiesner 1931 PH03, C40

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