Terenoquetra aurantium

“Orange rounded-corners”

Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Orthogonidectes
Family
Toxodentidae
Genus
Terenoquetra
Species
aurantium
External morphology

Some specimens are translucent, with a thin film attached. Size 25.3 mm x 25.4 mm

A curious species of occlupanid, discovered in Hong Kong by occlupanologist YMI Black Moon (FORC). The dential processes are angled and sharp. leading some occlupanologists to consider this to be a possible subfamily in the toxodentidae. Two color morphs have been collected, all parasitized on bags of oranges. The white variant is opaque, but the translucent-orange variant sports a thin plastic film that coats the sides of its integument, the first ever observed in occlupanids. More research is planned to determine the purpose of this unique coating. Further observations and data of T. aurantium can be found here.