Leptosomatidae

Leptosomatidae

[‚lep·tə·sə′mad·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The cuckoo rollers, a family of Madagascan birds in the order Coraciiformes composed of a single species distinguished by the downy covering on the newly hatched young.
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The third family is the Coraciidae, or rollers, which are related to the Brachypteraciidae and Leptosomatidae, two families endemic to Madagascar.
Fine structure of the somatic muscles of the free-living marine nematode Deontostoma californicum Steiner and Albin, 1933 (Leptosomatidae).