Radiolarians

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The 71st plate from German biologist Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, showing radiolarians of the order Stephoidea. Radiolarians form intricate mineral skeletons, usually with a central capsule dividing the cell into inner and outer portions. Radiolarians are found as zooplankton throughout the ocean and are important diagnostic fossils, found from the Cambrian period onwards.

Image credit: Ernst Haeckel

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    Hazard

    Damn beautiful.

    Pants

    The second from the bottom on the very left looks like a kings crown

    Camiam321

    nyoki

    You always have sweet scientific posts.

    DCR

    Diagnostic fossils? Like the coelacanth is a diagnostic fossil? Just wondering…

    TheLotusEater725

    Feed Flash Gordon to the RADIOLARIANS!

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