QuadrulellaRalf Meisterfeld and Edward Mitchell
Test: pyriform or with distinct neck, some species with lateral ridge, mostly oval in cross-section, composed of endogenous, siliceous, quadrangular plates which are embedded in a sheet-like cement (Fig. 1). Test colourless, transparent. Shape very similar to certain Nebela spp.. Nucleus always ovular.
Habitat: Sphagnum mosses, humus rich soil. Quadrulella species avoid calcareous substrates. Feeding: herbivore.
Deflandre, G. 1936. Etude monographique sur le genre Nebela Leidy (Rhizopoda - Testacea). Ann. Protistol., 5:201-286.
Chardez, D. 1967. Monographie du genre Quadrulella Cockerell (Protozoa, Rhizopoda, Testacea). Bull. Rech. Sta. Agron. Gembloux N.S., 2:230-241.
Ogden, C. G. & Hedley, R. H. 1980. An Atlas of Freshwater Testate Amoebae. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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