The genus Oriverutus Siddiqi, 1971 has around 35 valid species as of
2014. In geographical distribution its representatives mainly inhabit
tropical areas of at least three continents (Africa, America and Asia) and two
islands or archipelagos (Papua New Guinea and Mauritius); it is occasionally
found in temperate regions (Korea, Japan, Spain) (Pena-Santiago et al., 2014)..
Morphologically, Oriverutus is a well-characterized genus,
distinguishable by a peculiar combination of features: lobe-like lips,
odontostyle relatively long and slender with short aperture,
pharyngo-intestinal junction often bearing three cardiac cells, and tail
conically elongated usually with more or less (but always perceptible) bent
Ref: Pena-Santiago et al (2014).
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