Woodlouse contour shapes
Comparison of various details in the contour of woodlice useful in identification.
The contour features shown here are NOT necessarily genus level characters, but rather serve as a general example of typical forms.
This collage is intended to provide some visualization of what to look for if a description goes on about the shape of "the hind corner of first pereonite" or the "body outline clearly indented at the pereon-pleon junction" or some such.
True family and genus characteristics are almost always defined by a combination of features (some ventral or microscopic). The features shown here may or may not be part or that (may vary within a family or even genus), but they always are part of the diagnosis of individual species.
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