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Hormosinelloidea Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986

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Hormosinelloidea is a superfamily of forams. There are 32 species of Hormosinelloidea, in 8 genera and 3 families. It includes groups like Ammolagenidae, Oxinoxisidae, and Hormosinellidae. Dead Hormosinelloidea 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 Hormosinelloidea Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986. View this species on GBIF