Ellipsopyxis
E. regularis – after Bonnet, 1965

Genus Ellipsopyxis Bonnet, 1965

Diagnosis: Shell as in Cyclopyxis but bilaterally symmetrical, with elliptical pseudostome with no or only slight invagination. Test yellowish or clear maroon, ventral surface smooth due to organic cement, dorsal and lateral surfaces encrusted with small mineral particles. In dorsal view elliptic, but in lateral view on to the large axis semi-elliptic.

Type species: Ellipsopyxis pauliani Bonnet, 1965
Four species.

Ecology: Mainly in rich organic tropical forest soils. Distribution: Africa, Asia, Central- and South America.

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