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Loftusiida Kaminski & Mikhalevich 2000

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Loftusiida is an order of forams. There are 940 species of Loftusiida, in 236 genera and 30 families. This order has been around since the barremian age. Dead Loftusiida 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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EOL has data for 10 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Loftusiida Kaminski & Mikhalevich 2000. View this species on GBIF