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Image of <i>Pseudovidalina ornata</i> Sosnina 1978
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Lasiodiscoidea Reitlinger ex Vdovenko et al. 1993

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Lasiodiscoidea is a superfamily of forams. There are 81 species of Lasiodiscoidea, in 16 genera and 3 families. It includes groups like Lasiodiscidae, Pseudovidalinidae, and Howchiniidae. Dead Lasiodiscoidea 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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