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Plagiopyxis bicamera
Plagiopyxis bicamera, after Coûteaux, 1978

Plagiopyxis bicamera Coûteaux, 1978

Diagnosis: Test elongated, in ventral view elliptical, dorso-ventrally compressed, colorless or yellowish, with a cryptostome with visor. Visor clearly separated from the ventral side just like Plagiopyxis callida. In ventral view, the pseudostome is a narrow, straight, not very visible cleft. The test is composed of thin, irregular platelets embedded in a clear cement

Dimensions: Length (n=7) 59,4 à 78 µm (average 64.8 µm); width 36.0-48.8 µm (av. 39.6 µm).

Ecology: Soil, savanna. Ivory Coast, Africa. Coûteaux found 90.000 living specimens per m2 soil.

Reference: Coûteaux, M., 1978. Étude quantitative des Thécamoebiens édaphiques dans une savane à Loudetia à Lamto (Côte d’Ivoire). Rev. Écol. Biol. Sol., 15(3): 401-412.

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