LaFMA - Coleção de Foraminíferos

UFPR - Universidade Federal do Paraná
Museu de Ciências Naturais
Rua Cel. Francisco H. dos Santos, 100 - Cx. Postal 19031 - Jd. das Américas
Curitiba - PR - Brazil

The collection of Foraminifera has mainly specimensoccurring in the Brazilian continental margin, although it has also material coming from other countries. We have more than 241,460 studied and identified foraminifers, belonging to 700 species. The collection is under digitization. Sample collections are available in more than 1587card slides (plummercell slides) with the specimens identified in species and genus level. The collections are dry mounted according the technical norms used for the group. The collection is mainly driven to researchers of national and foreign institutions, people working with biological, environmental and geological topics as well asgraduation and master degree students.

Online since: 19/12/2013
Last update: 25/04/2016

Number of records

Total: 604
Online: 604
Georeferenced: 591
(by municipality: 0)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information made available on the specimens can be used for scientific and applied research since they have previous authorization and with the institution´s citation.

How to cite

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Director or head of department:
Mário Portugal Pederneiras
Sibelle Trevisan Disaró
Elis Regina Ribas