Bullinularia indica
B. indica, with three pores visible (arrows) and the elongated 8-shaped pseudostome – Tirol, Austria

 

Genus Bullinularia Deflandre, 1953

Diagnosis: Test elliptical or circular in apertural view, hemispherical in lateral view with a flattened smooth ventral side; test yellow to dark brown, opaque, partly covered with mineral particles embedded in organic cement. Aperture is a long, eccentric, invaginated, curving slit, completely or partially hidden by the dorsal lip (cryptostome). The dorsal lip, and sometimes the ventral side, has some small or larger pores (key character!); nucleus vesicular.

Type species: Bullinularia indica (Penard, 1907)

Habitat: Soil, mosses.

Bullinularia gracilis
Bullinularia gracilis
B. gracilis
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