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Virgulinellidae is a family of forams. Dead Virgulinellidae 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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EOL has data for 19 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Virgulinellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1984. View this species on GBIF
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Virgulinellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1984 Habitats

The environments in which many Virgulinellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1984 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Virgulinellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1984 species checklist.

Virgulinellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1984 Habitats

The environments in which many Virgulinellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1984 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Virgulinellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1984 species checklist.