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Schwagerinoidea Dunbar & Henbest 1930

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Schwagerinoidea is a superfamily of foraminifers. There are 2907 species of Schwagerinoidea, in 102 genera and 4 families. It includes groups like Triticitidae, Pseudofusulinidae, and Schwagerinidae. Dead Schwagerinoidea 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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