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Family:
Dicranophoridae Harring, 1913
Original spelling:
Dicranophorinӕ
Valid Name:
Parent taxa:        Order / Superorder / Subclass / Class
Ploima / Pseudotrocha / Monogononta / Eurotatoria
Rank:
Subfamily
Stem:
dicranophor-
Taxonomic / nomenclatural notes:
There is no data to display.
Type genus:
Dicranophorus Nitzsch, 1827
Nomenclatural status:
name in current use
Validity:
valid
Availability:
available
Diagnosis:
Amended diagnosis after De Smet (1997) [Ref.17163]: "Body illoricate or semiloricate. Corona oval and ventral, with mouth at the centre, or subcircular and oblique, with mouth at the ventral edge. Circumapical band developed in a few species only. Lateral ciliary tufts like auricles. Rostrum usually well developed, hook-shaped, not enclosed by marginal ciliation. Corona rudimentary or absent in parasitic species. Retrocerebral sac usually present. Eyespots and subcerebral glands present or absent. Trophi forcipate (exceptionally modified virgate), protrusible."
Original reference:
Harring, H K 1913:  Bulletin of the United States National Museum / 81 / 1-226
Page:
p.9
Latest Revision:
De Smet, W H 1997:  Guides to the identification of the microinvertebrates of the continental waters of the world / 5 / 1-325, 341-344