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Padaungiella wailesi
P. wailesi, after Deflandre, 1936

Padaungiella wailesi (Deflandre, 1936)

Diagnosis: Body of shell broad, ellipsoid, prolonged into a tubular neck. Large elliptic or polygonal rounded plates, sometimes intermixed with small polygonal scales.

Dimensions: Length 75-100 µm, my measurements 103 µm.

Ecology: In mosses and Sphagnum.

Padaungiella wailesi
P. wailesi, dry mosses, Corsica, 2022
Ferry Siemensma, created March 2, 2019; last modified February 20, 2023
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