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A review of the taxa of solitary entoprocts (Loxosomatidae)

Zoological Museum (The Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen), Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Entoprocta Loxosomatidae Loxosoma Loxosomella Loxocorone Loxomitra Loxomespilon types


All taxa of solitary entoprocts (Loxosomatidae) are listed, along with information concerning the original description and also the type material for species where the depositories are mentioned in the descriptions or where type material has been found in various museums. The species belonging to Loxosoma (with 25 described species) are illustrated. It is recommended that the genus Loxosomella (with 118 described species) should be used in its wide sense to include Loxocorone, Loxomitra and Loxomespilon as subgenera. This move will make it possible to refer species to the correct genus even when the diagnostic details of the attachment organ are undescribed.


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