FOSSILS SPECIMEN: PROTIST

Fossils are defined as any evidenceĀ of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

Domain: Eukaryote – Kingdom: Protista

Eukaryotic Organism (with cells contining a nucleus)

Lower Proterozoic (Middle Precambrian) to Holocene

Forams in Matrix

Cretaceous

Forams

Cretaceous

Forams

Cretaceous

Forams

Triticites beedei

Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous)

Magdalena Limestone

El Paso County, Texas

Porocystis globularis

(Reproductive body of seaweed)

Lower Cretaceous

Glen Rose Fromation, Texas

Forams

Lithothamnion sp.

Pleistocene

Sicilian st. Mazzara Del Vallo, Sicily, Italy

Forams Numulites

Eocene

Egypt

Forams Numulites

Eocene

Egypt

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