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Dentalia 
 
(fossil example)
 
  Dentalia can be found in areas where the Miocene fossil deposits of an area have an input into the collections of the recent fauna. This particular one came from Malta, but Sicily and the Bay of Naples are also places where fossil beds affect the local collection of Foraminifera. This genus has had several alternative generic names. 
 
 


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  Since forams were often extremely numerous (and because they are sensitive to temperature) geologists use them to identify and date sediment layers. They are particularly useful to the petrol industry in which workers make use of the knowledge of foram distribution in the earth`s layers.
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