Characteristics of the Tapered Vertigo

                        Identifying morphology (Burch 1962):
Shell: about five whorls
      Length: 2.1 - 2.2 mm
                     Height: approximately 2.25 mm
                           (as the figure to the right shows)
                   Color: shell is tan to cinnamon
    Aperture: five teeth
Figure 1: This photograph of Vertigo elatior (to the right) by Terrell Hyde and W. A. Smith from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows the length and height of the shell.