Genus Cephalobus
Bastian, 1865
Syn.: (Heterocephalobus) Brzeski, 1960
Photo Gallery-Konza Prairie
Photo Gallery- Haughton crater
Genus Comparisons- Cephalobidae

GEN. CHAR. Body tapering slightly at extremities.  Head somewhat lobed.  Caudal sucker none.  Integument having well-marked transverse striae; no setae or papillae.  Pharyngeal cavity indistinct.  Oesophagus narrowed previously to its termination in a rounded swelling containing a simple valvular apparatus. Intestine sparingly covered with light-coloured fat-particles; intestinal tube proper easily seen.  Vulva at commencement of  posterior third of body. Uterus unsymmetrical. Spicules slightly curved, somewhat fusiform.  Accessory piece posterior, median, easily recognizable.  Excretory ventral gland having a somewhat rigid, curved duct, opening opposite posterior third of oesophagus. Lateral vessels straight; terminations uncertain.
Movements sluggish.
(Description- Bastian, 1865)

Definition:  Cephalobinae.  With the characters of the subfamily.  Anterior part of oesophagus long, cylindrical, narrowing slightly at isthmus; terminal bulb rounded and valvate.  Lateral fields reaching past the phasmids to the tail end.  Female tail blunt or rounded; male tail may be pointed.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaII DD-43 Konza Prairie, First survey
KonzaI DD-93 Konza Prairie, First survey

Type species: Cephalobus persegnis  Bastian, 1865

Other species:
    C. brevicaudatus Zimmerman, 1898
    C. buchneri Meyl, 1953
    C. dubius Maupas, 1900
        syn.: C. (Heterocephalobus) kaczanowskii Brezeski, 1960
    C. nanus de Man, 1880
    C. oryzae Karimova, 1957
    C. parvus Thorne, 1937
    C. strandicornutus Allgen, 1934
    C. thermophilus Meyl, 1953
(Description- Goodey, 1963)