(Cobb, 1916) Wu and Hoeppli, 1929
Generic diagnosis: Prionchulinae. Lip region set off, lips
and labial papillae prominent. Buccal cavity large and heavily sclerotized,
barrel-shaped, tapering at base. Dorsal tooth stout, pointing forward,
situated in anterior half of buccal cavity and opposed by two longitudinal
denticulate ridges. Oesophago-intestinal junction non-tuberculate.
Female reproductive system amphidelphic. Spicules stout, arcuate;
gubernaculum simple or bidentate: accessory pieces present or absent.
Tail short, conoid, ventrally arcuate. Caudal glands absent, or very
poorly developed. Spinneret absent.
Type species: Prionchulus
muscorum (Dujardin, 1845) Wu and Hoeppli, 1929
longus (Thorne, 1929) Andrassy, 1958
punctatus (Cobb, 1917) Andrassy, 1958
P. spectabilis (Ditlevsen, 1912) Andrassy,
P. thiocrenobius (Pax and Soo's, 1943) Andrassy,