Tempotortus microcarpus

“Tiny-wristed time twister”
Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Archignatha
Genus
Tempotortus
Species
microcarpus
External morphology

Incredibly small, Size 4mm x 6mm. Slight bulge around the aboral region.

The smallest occlupanids yet known, genus Tempotortus inhabit a very specialized niche. They are only found wedged upon the knob used to wind European analog watches. Their small size and specific habitat make this a very rare and unusual member of the occlupanidae.