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Order Lecithoepitheliata Reisinger, 1924

Description

Pharynx anterior, complex. Eggs not entolecithal, but surrounded by vitelline cells (both produced by common germinal tissue). Free-living, freshwater, terrestrial and marine.

Families

Gnosonesimidae Reisinger, 1926
Prorhynchidae Hallez, 1894

Remarks

The status of this group, along with the Prolecithophora, is somewhat unclear (Ax, 1984). Karling (1974) raised each of the following groups to sub-orders, but questioned a close affinity between them. Timoshkin (1991) provided a review.

Order Lecithoepitheliata