Campascus minutus

Campascus cornutus - After Leidy, 1879

 

 

Campascus cornutus Leidy, 1879

 

Original diagnosis: Shell retort-form, with a short curved neck, and with the obtuse fundus directed backward and upward, and provided on each side with a divergent conical prolongation; composed of translucent, yellowish, homogeneous, chitinoid membrane, incorporated with scattered sand particles. Mouth circular, directed downward, bordered by a delicate, colorless, annular expansion. The interior soft part resembling that of Cyphoderia; a large nucleus at the fundus; pseudopods filamentous, furcate, exceedingly delicate.

 

Dimensions: 112-140 µm long.

 

Ecology: Leidy collected this species in sediments of China Lake, Uinta Mountains, 10,000 feet altitude, Wyoming.

 

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