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Fernando Carbayo (2010)

A new genus for seven Brazilian land planarian species, split off from Notogynaphallia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida)

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 140(S):91-101.

Special attention is given to cephalic structures of a species complex within the Notogynaphallia ( Platyhelminthes, Tricladida). Notogynaphallia muelleri is redescribed. The species possesses a cephalic musculo-glandular organ. Its glandular and muscular organization are similar to that previously observed in N. caissara and N. fita and to that herein described for N. abundans, N. ceciliae, N. ernesti, and N. graffi. Based on these unique cephalic specializations, a new genus is proposed for these seven species. Functionally, the musculo-glandular organ may be an adaptation for capturing and holding prey.

Luteostriata gen. nov.; Luteostriata muelleri; cephalic retractor muscle; mesenchymal musculature; Geoplaninae; Terricola
11th International Symposium on Flatworm Biology, Diepenbeek, BELGIUM, JUL 26-31, 2009
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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