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Title: "Typhloplanoida'' (Platyhelminthes : Rhabdocoela) from the Indian Ocean, with the description of six new taxa
Authors: Willems, Wim
Artois, Tom
Vermin, W.
Backeljau, Thierry
Schockaert, Ernest
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation: JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 39(19). p. 1561-1582
Abstract: Seven typhloplanoids from the Indian Ocean are discussed; six of them are new to science. We place four of the new species within the Trigonostomidae. Gandalfia bilunata gen. nov. sp. nov. is characterized by a tubiform stylet and two semilunar structures in the afferent duct. Mahurubia clava gen. nov. sp. nov. has a gutter-shaped stylet and a club-shaped mouthpiece on the bursa. Parapharyngiella involucrum gen. nov. sp. nov. is characterized by a stylet in the form of a question mark and a bursal mouthpiece with a club-shaped and a barrel-shaped part. Poseidoplanella halleti gen. nov. sp. nov. is characterized by an unpaired ovary, a funnel-shaped stylet connected with a plate, and a small, tubular bursal mouthpiece. Furthermore, new data are given on Ceratopera axi. The two other new species belong to the Typhloplanidae. Aegira annabellae gen. nov. sp. nov., a marine species, is characterized by a box-shaped stylet and a long, pseudocuticularized ejaculatory duct. Castrada trispina sp., a freshwater species, has a copulatory bursa with three spines. Mahurubia clava gen. nov. sp. nov. and Parapharyngiella involucrum gen. nov. sp. nov. occur at Zanzibar, Tanzania. The other five species have been found on Kerguelen.
Notes: Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept SBG, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Biodivers Phylogeny & Populat Studies, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Royal Belgian Inst Nat Sci, Dept Invertebrates, Brussels, Belgium.Willems, W, Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept SBG, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Biodivers Phylogeny & Populat Studies, Univ Campus Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.wim.willems@luc.ac.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2087
ISI #: 000228665700001
ISSN: 0022-2933
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2006
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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