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Glass models of the radiolarians Acinomma asteracanthion (left) and Dorataspis diodon (right), created in the 19th century by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka.
The Museum's radiolarian collection is small but contains many important specimens. It provides a valuable resource for dating rocks and studying oceans of the past.
The radiolarian collections contain:
Find out more about these single-celled marine organisms and how their fossils help us to date rocks.