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Plagiopyxis declivis
Plagiopyxis declivis
Plagiopyxis declivis

Plagiopyxis declivis Bonnet, 1955

Diagnosis: Shell hemispheric, ventral side covered with flat xenosomes, smooth, dorsal side covered with rough xenosomes. Dorsal lip of the shell with a sharp, irregular margin, overhanging; ventral lip projects inside the shell as an elongation of the ventral side, therefore difficult to recognize. Nucleus with several nucleoli.

Dimensions; Diameter 63-79 µm.

Habitat: Soil or xerophile mosses.

Remarks: Scanning electron photomicrographs show that platelets of other testate amoebae (Trinema spp., Corythion spp., Euglypha spp.) are incorporated in the dorsal lip and the ventral side.

Plagiopyxis declivis

After Bonnet, 1955
Plagiopyxis declivis
Plagiopyxis declivis
Plagiopyxis declivis
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