Description: PaleoBeachPebbles: Marine spherical foraminifera found by sifting sand on a spoil island near Yankeetown, FL. The spoil island is the result of dredging a channel through Eocene deposits of the Ocala Limestone. The major divisions on the scale in the photo are millimeters. What we see here is the test or shell of a marine protist. The larger foraminifera and their smaller relatives make up the majority of what we think of as the Ocala Limestone.
Age: Eocene Epoch
Location Found: United States, Florida, Spoil Islands, mouth of Withlacoochee River, by Yankeetown, FL, Ocala Limestone
Found by: Ed DeRouin
Identified by: Alex Kittle, FLMNH
References: Florida Fossil Invertebrates, a publication of the Florida Paleontological Society, Part 7, Larger Foraminifera, p. 2.