Turbellarian taxonomic database

Temnocephalinae Temnosewellia Diagnosis

Damborenea & Cannon 2001 (citation)- "Temnocephalidae with five anterior tentacles, a posterior peduncu- late adhesive disc, lacking conspicuous papillate ridges on tentacles or dorsal body, with dark (melanin?) pigment (if any) in body or eyes, with five syncytial plates: a tentacular plate, a characteristic single, saddle-like, post tentacular plate, a body plate, a peduncular plate, and an adhesive disc plate; furthermore the excretory pores lie outside the single, post-tentacular plate on the body plate."

[From Damborenea MC, Cannon LRG (2001): 1115-1116]

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