Turbellarian taxonomic database

Dalyelliidae Gieysztoria Diagnosis

Free-living, totally ciliated, anterior end without ear-like broadenings;
pharynx of different sizes, its edge bearing 8-10 papillae, with or without palps;
26 inner longitudinal muscles of pharynx;
testes wholely or partially in caudal body half;
seminal vesicle in bulb, directly attached to cuticular apparatus of copulatory organ, consisting of girdle and spines (Giesztoria-type);
seminal receptacle in oviduct or as special vesicle;
uterus with sphincter;
eggs unstalked, once in uterus;
cement glands present;

[From Luther A (1955): 170]

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