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Oligohymenophorea: Peritrichia: Sessilida: Vaginicolidae

Pyxicola carteri
Kent, 1881

Pyxicola Genus: Lorica attached aborally by stalk; operculum attached just behind peristomal border (Illustrated Guide, 1985). Body attached posteriorly to a lorica; a discoidal corneous operculum developed beneath border of peristome (Kudo, 1966).
Species: Lorica 70 μm long (Kahl, 1930).
Similar Genus ->> Thuricola; Vaginicola; Cothurnia; Platycola

Pyxicola carteri or P. constricta ?, lorica 73 μm long, 25 μm wide, stalk about 8μm long, x 400, x 640, Vermont-Maine U.S.A., August 7-13, 1999, by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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