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Description

Austrodecus

 

 

Body stout, and distinctly segmented, with lateral processes close together. Ocular tubercle anteriorly situated, long, with four well-developed eyes.

 

Proboscis immovably articulated to the trunk and ventral in position; long, tapering, slender.

 

Chelifori absent.

 

Palps 6-jointed.

 

Oviger 6-jointed ? no terminal claw.

 

Legs short; genital apertures on the second coxae of all the legs in female. (Male as yet unknown.)

 

 

I have considered the affinities of this and of the succeeding genus in the introduction to this memoir.” (Hodgson 1907, p.52)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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