Occultatheca ragsdalei

“Ragsdale’s hidden box”
Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Concavigulida
Genus
Occultatheca
Species
ragsdalei
External morphology

Colored blue or white. All have markings. Size 21 mm x 22 mm.

After co-authoring a paper with Dr. Bruce Ragsdale, the resulting worldwide attention of the Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group prompted many HORG researchers to finally deal with the huge backlog of undescribed and unattended specimens in the archives, and to redesign the obsolete website for use by the public at large. During this overhaul, four single specimens were of an entirely unknown taxon were discovered in a small unlabeled cardboard box. These four are to date the only examples of the recently-named order Concavigulida. It is hoped more information of its life and habits will come to light, but for now it remains a pleasing mystery, named in honor of two eminent proponents of occlupanology.