Three new Neotropical species and a new genus of land flftworms (Platyhelminthes, Geoplaninae)

  • Three new Neotropical land planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Geoplaninae) from the Brazilian Atlantic forest are described. Obama apiguara Oliveira, Almeida & Carbayo sp. nov. presents glandular fossae opening through dorsal epithelium, a structure not documented previously among land flatworms. Paraba tata Bolonhezi, Lago-Barcia & Carbayo sp. nov., is characterized by a prostatic vesicle horizontal with an inconspicuous bifurcate portion, a penis papilla as long as male atrium and a female genital duct projected from the postero-dorsal section of the female atrium. The third new species is distinctive in the extraordinarily thick muscle surrounding the prostatic vesicle, a finger-shaped penis papilla, and a dilated female genital cavity. These attributes stands the species apart from all members of Geoplaninae and Piima ata Carbayo gen. et sp. nov. is proposed.

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Author:Karine Gobetti de Oliveira, Laura Bianco Bolonhezi, Ana Laura Almeida, Domingo Lago-Barcia, Fernando Carbayo
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy : 705
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (705)
Publisher:Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2020/08/20
Date of first Publication:2020/08/20
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/09/12
Tag:Geoplanidae; Obama; Paraba; Piima Carbayo gen. nov.; Planarians; glandular fossae
Page Number:21
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0