Body medium sized to large. Lip region bullet-shaped (conoid-rounded), continuous with body contour. SEM face view
appears to be smooth, with the labial disc and labial sectors fused in a single structure (Sher & Bell, 1975). Stylet 10-20 um
long. Oesophageal glands abutting, pyriform. Tail cylindroid, with a broadly rounded terminus, sometimes rather short for the
family, with thick cuticle at the distal extremity. Females with only one genital branch, posterior branch atrophied to a
post-uterine sac However, the vulva is at mid-body.
Type species: Trophurus imperalis Loof, 1956.
Species found: at:
|T. minnesotensis||Konza Prairie|