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Loftusiida is an order of foraminifers. There are 975 species of Loftusiida, in 242 genera and 29 families. It includes groups like Cyclolinidae, Parurgoninidae, and Spirocyclinidae. Dead Loftusiida form calcareous oozes.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000046
  • Definition: Calcareous ooze is a marine sediment composed primarily of the shells--also known as tests--of foraminifera, coccolithophores, and pteropods. This is the most common pelagic sediment by area, covering 48% of the world ocean's floor. This type of ooze is limited to depths above the Carbonate Compensation Depth at time of burial. It accumulates more rapidly than any other pelagic sediment type, with a rate that varies from 0.3 - 5 cm / 1000 yr.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Loftusiida. View this species on GBIF