On a New Species of Euglyphid Testate Amoeba, Scutiglypha cabrolae, from the Licancabur Caldera Lake, Central Andes

Willem H. De Smet


A new testate amoeba Scutiglypha cabrolae sp. n. is described from a small lake located in the caldera of Licancabur volcano, central Andes, at 5916 m above sea level. Its morphology was investigated using light and scanning electron microscopy. The main characteristics of the new species are: thick-set ovate test, length/width ratio 1.4; relatively small size, mean length × width: 69 × 48 μm; 3–4 rows of apertural plates, apertural plates of first row lozenge-shaped, oral margin with median tooth and (5)–6 lateral toothlets; body-plates scutiform, broad, with weakly crenulated oral and aboral margin.

Słowa kluczowe: Testate amoebae, Euglyphida, Scutiglypha sp. n., Licancabur, Andes

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