Dendrocoelidae

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Dendrocoelidae
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Dendrocoelum cavaticum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Rhabditophora
Order: Tricladida
Suborder: Continenticola
Superfamily: Planarioidea
Family: Dendrocoelidae
Hallez, 1892
Genera

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Dendrocoelidae is a family of freshwater tricladida flatworms that has an holarctic distribution.[1]

The largest freshwater triclad known belongs to this family, it's up to 40 cm in length and inhabits the Lake Baikal.[2]

Dendrocoelidae is the sister group of Kenkiidae.[1]

Genera[edit]

Dendrocoelidae genera known are the following:[3]

Phylogeny[edit]

Phylogenetic supertree after Sluys et al., 2009:[3]

Tricladida

Maricola




Cavernicola


Continenticola
Planarioidea

Planariidae




Kenkiidae



Dendrocoelidae




Geoplanoidea

Dugesiidae



Geoplanidae







References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sluys, R.; Kawakatsu, M. (2006). "Towards a phylogenetic classification of dendrocoelid freshwater planarians (Platyhelminthes): A morphological and eclectic approach". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 44 (4): 274. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00371.x. 
  2. ^ Kozhov, M. 1963. Lake Baikal and Its Life. The Hague: W. Junk. vii + 344pp.
  3. ^ a b Sluys, R.; Kawakatsu, M.; Riutort, M.; Baguñà, J. (2009). "A new higher classification of planarian flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida)". Journal of Natural History. 43 (29–30): 1763–1777. doi:10.1080/00222930902741669.