Ellipsopyxis pauliani
E. regularis – from Bonnet, 1965

Genus Ellipsopyxella Bonnet, 1975

Diagnosis: Test resembles Geopyxella but with biaxial symmetry. In contrast to Ellipsopyxis the aperture is circular, not or only very weakly invaginated. During resting phases the pseudostome is closed by a mucous diaphragm. The test is composed of relatively flat mineral particles (crystalline quartz) giving a smooth surface, ventral sole thicker than the rest of the shell; pseudostome without organic lip.

Monospecific.

Type species: Ellipsopyxella regularis Bonnet, 1975.

Ecology: Found in grassland soils. Geographic distribution: Ivory-Coast, French Guyana.

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