3D images of Coccoliths and Nannoliths
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calcite rhomb

calcite scalenohedron

Fasciculithus richardii

Sphenolithus abies

Braarudosphaera bigelowii

Discoaster bollii

Discoaster pentaradiatus

Discoaster quinqueramus

Rhomboaster bramlettei

Lithastrinus floralis

loxolith rim

planolith cf. Acanthoica


Watznaueria segments


Neosphaera segments

These 3D wireframe drawings illustrate the basic geometry of various coccoliths and nannoliths and two natural forms of calcite. Notes on the individual drawings are given on the separate pages, which also include animated GIF versions.