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benthonic

[ben′thän·ik]
(oceanography)
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Their earlier forms in the Paleozoic and Triassic were benthonic, whereas planktonic forms appeared in early Jurassic (Hart et al.
Ecology of benthonic species: Recent foraminifera off Central America.
The thin sections preserved the internal structures of important larger foraminiferas and different genus of benthonic foraminifers such as Lockhartia, Operculina, Assilina, Miscellanea, Ranikothalia and Discocyclina.
Large benthonic foraminifera are helpful in reconstructing the paleoenvironment.
Biostratigraphy and paleoecology of early Miocene through early Pleistocene benthonic and planktonic Foraminifera, San Joaquin Hills-Newport Bay-Dana Point area, Orange County, California.
Moreover, the coprolites were produced by nektonic vertebrates, but benthonic, marine invertebrates are not preserved.
Benthonic Opisthobranch species (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the Northern Peruvian Coast
The fossils commonly observed in this part are benthonic and planktonic foraminifers.
Energetic contents of some benthonic invertebrates from the Chilean coast and annual fluctuation in Mytilus chilensis Hupe 1854.