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Title: Revision of Promonotus Beklemischev, 1927 (Platyhelminthes : Proseriata), with description of two new species from the Mediterranean
Authors: Martens, Paul M.
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: HYDROBIOLOGIA, 412. p. 131-142
Abstract: Two new species of Promonotus Beklemischev, 1927 from the Mediterranean (P. sphaerobursa n. sp. and P. spinosissimus n. sp.) are described, and the whole genus is revised. The monophyly of the genus, characterized by the absence of a vagina externa, is questioned. Based on the morphology of the copulatory organ, the existence of apomorphies shared by most of the species currently attributed to the genus can be demostrated. This group of species is hypothesized to constitute a monophyletic group. Lack of a vagina externa in the other species is considered as a homoplasous feature; their generic placement is unresolved at present.
Notes: Univ Sassari, Dipartimento Zool & Antropol Biol, I-07100 Sassari, Italy. Hogesch Limburg, Dept Biotech, B-3700 Tongeren, Belgium. Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept SBG, Res Grp Zool, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Curini-Galletti, M, Univ Sassari, Dipartimento Zool & Antropol Biol, I-07100 Sassari, Italy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2996
DOI: 10.1023/A:1003872904741
ISI #: 000084827100015
ISSN: 0018-8158
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2001
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