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Subfamily Dipodarctinae   Pollock, 1995

Diagnosis (emended): Halechiniscids with primary clavae much longer than, and ventral to, the lateral cirri; indistinct secondary clavae present as kidney- or sausage-shaped elevations between internal and external cephalic cirri. Feet on legs I–III with at least three (digits I–III) of the four digits short and of equal length; digit IV is more dorsal and can be very long. Two short horizontal strengthening bars (peduncles) inside the tarsus. Foot on leg IV differs strongly from feet of leg I–III. It is of Tanarctus   - type, i.e., with two long, thin, flexible medial digits (digits II and III) with small crescent claws with accessory spines, and two shorter lateral digits (digits I and IV) without accessory spines. Calcar can be present in all claws. Leg IV sensory organ differ from the spines of legs I–III. The leg IV sense organ is an ovoid to club-shaped papilla with a terminal spine.

Type genus: Dipodarctus Pollock, 1995   .

Additional genera: No additional genera in the subfamily.