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Campascus minutus
Campascus cornutus – After Leidy, 1879

Campascus cornutus Leidy, 1879

Diagnosis: Shell retort-form, with a short curved neck, and with the obtuse fundus directed backward and upward, and provided on each side with a divergent conical prolongation; composed of translucent, yellowish, homogeneous, chitinoid membrane, incorporated with scattered sand particles. Mouth circular, directed downward, bordered by a delicate, colorless, annular expansion. The interior soft part resembling that of Cyphoderia; a large nucleus at the fundus; pseudopodia filamentous, furcate, exceedingly delicate.

Dimensions: 112-140 µm long.

Ecology: Leidy collected this species in sediments of China Lake, Uinta Mountains, 10,000 feet altitude, Wyoming.

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