Turbellarian taxonomic database

Gieysztoria garudae Diagnosis

Species of Gieysztoria with dark, giraffe-like spots over the entire body. Stylet very complex, ±330 m long (longest length measured axially) and consisting of two proximal stalks of different sizes, interconnected by a broad cross-connection. Shortest stalk continuing in two large, robust spines, longest stalk distally broadening to form a group of long, serrulate spines resembling tongue-andgroove pliers. Copulatory bursa lined with strongly developed pseudocuticula.

[From Van Steenkiste N, Tessens B, Willems W, Van Mulken E, Artois T (2012): 346]

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