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Globigerinina Delage & Hérouard 1896

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Globigerinina is a suborder of forams. There are 1647 species of Globigerinina, in 187 genera and 26 families. This suborder has been around since the cretaceous period. Dead Globigerinina 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 Globigerinina Delage & Hérouard 1896. View this species on GBIF