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Pareuglypha reticulata, Lolo Pass, USA – SEM Eckhard Voelcker

Genus Pareuglypha Penard, 1902

Diagnosis: test yellowish or clear, pyroid and tapering toward pseudostome; fundus with large spine, covered with scales; shell round in cross-section, covered with circular or broad-elliptical or somewhat irregular, overlapping scales; pseudostome circular, sometimes with a short collar; nucleus ovular.

Pareuglypha reticulata, spine, Lolo Pass, USA – SEM Eckhard Voelcker
Pareuglypha reticulata, Plate scales, Lolo Pass, USA – SEM Eckhard Voelcker
Pareuglypha reticulata – Note the difference between the two shells, both from the same location. The one on top has smooth scales, while this one is covered with mineral grains and fragmented stuff – Lolo Pass, Montana, USA
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