Turbellarian taxonomic database

Thalassotyphloplanida Aegira Diagnosis

Aegira gen. nov. Typhloplanidae with prostate vesicle surrounded by two spirally running
muscle layers. Unpaired, intracapsular seminal vesicle. Pseudocuticularized ejaculatory
duct. Prostate glands and ejaculatory duct open into a simple, thin-walled stylet. Simple
female genital system with short female duct, proximally split into oviduct and bursa.
Vitellaria connected with oviduct through single vitelloduct. Female glands and uterus
absent. Type species: Aegira annabellae.

[From Willems WR, Artois TJ, Vermin W, Backeljau T, Schockaert ER (2005): 1578]

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