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 (after Bakken and Wilson 2005, emended). Prostomium with entire anterior margin, one pair of antennae, one pair of biarticulated palps with conical palpostyles, four pairs of tentacular cirri with distinct cirrophores. Two pairs of eyes. One apodous anterior segment, greater than length of chaetiger 1. Maxillary ring of pharynx, conical paragnaths: Area I, present or absent; II, present or absent; III, present; IV, present or absent, smooth bar-like paragnaths present or absent. Oral ring, conical paragnaths: Area V, present or absent; VI, present or absent, smooth or shield-shaped bars present; VII−VIII, present. Dorsal notopodial ligule similar in size in anterior and posterior chaetigers, or markedly elongate on posterior chaetigers. Prechaetal notopodial lobe present or absent, smaller than dorsal notopodial ligule on anterior chaetigers, usually reduced or absent posteriorly. Dorsal cirrus basally or mid-dorsally to subterminally attached to dorsal notopodial ligule on posterior chaetigers, lacking basal cirrophore. Neuropodial postchaetal lobe absent or present. Notoaciculae absent from chaetigers 1 and 2. Notochaetae: homogomph spinigers. Neurochaetae, superior fascicle: homogomph spinigers and heterogomph falcigers present. Neurochaetae, inferior fascicle: heterogomph spinigers present or absent, heterogomph falcigers present. 


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