Amydromorphus patulus

“Wide open, indistinct shape”

Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Orthogonidectes
Family
Toxodentidae
Genus
Amydromorphus
Species
patulus
External morphology

Small rounded asymmetrical palps. Size 21.7 mm x 24.14mm

Species discovered and described by C. Huning (DWORC). No host information known at this time. There has been some concern among occlupanid morphometricians that genus Amydromophus are actually specimens of Harpops with the sharp palps worn down or broken off. However, a study of comparative edge-anatomy has shown subtle but unmistakableĀ  systematic differences in palpular arrangement, proving that Amydromorphus is indeed a distinct taxon. A. patulus possesses the largest oral groove of its genus.