- External morphology
Very small, Size 7.9 mm x 6mm. Wide lateral palps along rear edge. Tiny notch inside oral groove.
At nearly 8mm in length, T. malleofidus is a giant among its peers in the genus Tempotortus. The small oral groove contains an even smaller incision at its center, an important marker. Discovered by amateur occlupanologist T. Reynolds, who found it attached to a wristwatch in Nashville, Tennessee.