1835, Modern Latin, neuter plural of foraminifer "bearing holes," from Latin foramen "hole, opening, orifice" (see foramen) + -fer "bearing," from ferre "to bear" (see infer). So called because the shells usually are perforated by pores. Related: Foraminiferal.
1. Different types of foraminifera thrive at different temperatures.
2. This fauna is associated with Foraminifera, sponge spicules and Brachiopoda et al.
伴生生物有有孔虫 、 海绵骨针、腕足动物等.
3. Foraminifera indicate an outer neritic paleobathymetric setting.