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Alocodera cockayni Deflandre
A. cockayni after Deflandre, 1936

Genus Alocodera Jung, 1942

Diagnosis: Test pyriform, laterally compressed with a well-developed neck separated from the posterior part of the test by two lateral indentations. Two lateral pores are situated in the indentations, but these can be difficult to observe especially in LM. Test almost transparent, yellowish or slightly brownish, with a smooth or tiny granulose surface.

Type species: Alocodera cockayni (Penard, 1910)

A. cockayni Penard 1910 Length 89-126 µm Width 45-75 µm
A. strangularis Decloitre 1965 Length 170-180 µm Width 100-105 µm

Ecology: sphagnum, rare, only known from the southern hemisphere.

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