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Convolutidae Oxyposthia Diagnosis

Doerjes 1968

Color confered by rhabdites and pigments. Brain insunken. Frontal organ weak.
Mouth opening ventral. Anterior part with tubuluous organ.
Testes and ovaries are paired. Germ-zone diffus. Female accessory organs are missing.
Male opening subterminally at posterior end.
Copulatory organ  with  long, stepped and ciliated antrum-tube,
a small cylindrical penis-tube and a hugh seminal vesicle.
Very many touch-sensilles.
Type of genus and only species: Oxyposthia praedator Ivanov, 1952

[From Dorjes J (1968): 88]

Diagnosis for the valid (accepted) taxonomic name

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