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Glabratelloidea Loeblich & Tappan 1964


Glabratelloidea is a superfamily of foraminifers. There are 240 species of Glabratelloidea, in 26 genera and 3 families. This superfamily has been around since the priabonian age. It includes groups like Buliminoididae, Heronalleniidae, and Glabratellidae. Dead Glabratelloidea form calcareous oozes. They are omnivores. They are sessile organisms.

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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 Glabratelloidea Loeblich & Tappan 1964. View this species on GBIF