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Title: Bryoplana xerophila n. g. n. sp., a New Limnoterrestrial Microturbellarian (Platyhelminthes, Typhloplanidae, Protoplanellinae) from Epilithic Mosses, with Notes on Its Ecology
Authors: VAN STEENKISTE, Niels
Davison, Paul
ARTOIS, Tom
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: ZOOLOGICAL SOC JAPAN
Citation: ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 27(3). p. 285-291
Abstract: Bryoplana xerophila, a new genus and species of limnoterrestrial protoplanelline platyhelminth, was found in moss and soil covering a concrete wall in northern Alabama, USA. Bryoplana xerophila is the first taxon of limnoterrestrial Protoplanellinae recorded from North America and is one of the few rhabdocoels known from dry habitats. It is unique within Protoplanellinae in lacking rhabdites, having a pharynx rosulatus in the frontal half of the body, and lacking sclerotized parts in the male system. Notes on encystment, reproduction and feeding behavior are given. An updated identification key to all known genera of Protoplanellinae is presented.
Notes: [Van Steenkiste, Niels; Artois, Tom] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Zool Biodivers & Toxicol, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Davison, Paul] Univ N Alabama, Dept Biol, Florence, AL 35632 USA. niels.vansteenkiste@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10715
DOI: 10.2108/zsj.27.285
ISI #: 000274920100010
ISSN: 0289-0003
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
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