MicrocoryciaRalf Meisterfeld and Edward Mitchell
Test composed of flexible membrane, aboral part like a dome, sometimes with concentric ridges or small horns at the dorsal side, covered with small debris or mineral particles. Test: bowl-shaped, brown, extends as membranous border at rim, pursed shut around body. Most species smaller than 100 µm. Pseudopods: lobate, through aperture. Ectoplasm: pale, at tips of pseudopods. Endoplasm: granular, yellowish to reddish, some species with Glycogen spheres (2 to 5 µm). One ovular nucleus. Cyst: external (Hallas, 1975).
Badewitz, H.J. 2004.The genus Microcorycia Cockerell, 1911 (Testacealobosia, Rhizopoda, Protozoa). A critical monograph of the genus including a first description of a new species: Microcorycia scutella n. sp.. Lauterbornia, 50: 111-146.
Hallas, T. E. 1975. Notes on the encystation in Microcorycia radiata (Testacealobosa, Protozoa). Pedobiologia, 15: 149-150.
Penard, E. 1902. Faune rhizopodique du Bassin de Léman. Kündig, Genève.
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