Genus Ovulinata Anderson, Rogerson & Hannah, 1996

 

Diagnosis: Test ovoid, small (-15 µm), organic, lacking scales or mineral particles. Aperture terminal, round to oval, sometimes with a slightly thickened border. Surface somewhat granular (SEM). Nucleus large, vesicular.
Type species: Ovulina parva Anderson, Rogerson & Hannah, 1996

 

Ecology: bacterivorous. Sandy marine sediments. The amoebae grow in a broad range of salinities (fresh to seawater). Known only from collection in Scotland. Possibly overlooked elsewhere because of its small size. Monospecific.