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Discorboidea is a superfamily of forams. There are 1393 species of Discorboidea, in 110 genera and 15 families. This superfamily has been around since the toarcian age. It includes groups like Heleninidae, Eponididae, and Conorbinidae. Dead Discorboidea 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 Discorboidea Ehrenberg 1838. View this species on GBIF