ⓘ Organ of Tömösváry

                                     

ⓘ Organ of Tomosvary

Tomosvary organs, also known as temporal organs or postanntennal organs are specialized paired sensory organs found in certain groups of myriapods and hexapods, located on the head near the base of the antennae. Various function of Tomosvary organs have been proposed, including sensing vibration, humidity, or light, although evidence for their true function is conflicting, and in groups such as millipedes its true function is unknown. The organs were first described by Hungarian biologist Odon Tomosvary in 1883.

                                     
  • Odon Tomosvary Edmund Tomosvary October 12, 1852 in Magyaro August 15, 1884 in Deva was Hungarian naturalist, myriapodologist and entomologist. In
  • entomologist, described over 600 species Odon Tomosvary 1852 1884 Hungarian naturalist, namesake of organ of Tomosvary Karl Wilhelm Verhoeff 1867 1944 German
  • state the species look different. The antennae are located near the organs of Tomosvary The species feed on both living and dead organic material. The species
  • exclusively, include a distinctly narrow head, lack of Tomosvary organs and no more than two pairs of ocelli. Shear, W. 2011 Class Diplopoda de Blainville
  • combination of characters only found in Stemmiulida. However, in contrast to P. elektron living species of the family do not have a Tomosvary organ Riquelme
  • maxillae, and the second pair of maxillae which are fused to form the lower lip or labium of the mouth. Disc - like organs of Tomosvary which probably sense vibrations
  • lack Tomosvary organs and have a large collum first body segment which overhangs the rear of the head. The Xyloiuloidea is an extinct superfamily of fossil
  • Cephalic plate smooth and convex. Six ocelli present on each side. Tomosvary s organ comparatively small and nearly rounded. Tergites smooth, without wrinkles
  • plate smooth and convex. Eight to ten ocelli present on each side. Tomosvary s organ moderately smaller. Tergites smooth, without wrinkles. Sternites trapeziform