Diversibipalium

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Diversibipalium
Diversibipalium multilineatum from Italy - Fig 1 a - Body.png
Diversibipalium multilineatum
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Diversibipalium

Kawakatsu, Ogren, Froehlich & Sasaki, 2002

Diversibipalium is a genus of land planarians of the subfamily Bipaliinae (hammerhead flatworms). It was erected to include species lacking sufficient morphological information to allow them to be classified in the appropriate genus.[1] [2]

Taxonomy[edit]

During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, many land planarian species were described based solely on external characters. Currently, the genera of land planarians are highly based on their internal anatomy, especially the anatomy of the copulatory apparatus. As a result, species with old descriptions that were never redescribed, so that their internal anatomy remains unknown, cannot be assigned to the correct genus. Thus, the genus Diversibipalium was created to temporarily accommodate species of the subfamily Bipaliinae whose anatomy of the copulatory apparatus is still unknown.[1]

Species[edit]

The genus Diversibipalium currently contains the following species:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kawakatsu, M.; Ogren, R. E.; Froehlich, E. M.; Sasaki, G.-Y. (2002). "Additions and corrections of the previous land planarian indices of the world (Turbellaria, Seriata, Tricladida, Terricola) – 10". The bulletin of Fuji Women's University. Ser. II. 40: 162–177.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Justine, Jean-Lou; Winsor, Leigh; Gey, Delphine; Gros, Pierre; Thévenot, Jessica (2018). "Giant worms chez moi! Hammerhead flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae, Bipalium spp., Diversibipalium spp.) in metropolitan France and overseas French territories". PeerJ. 6: e4672. doi:10.7717/peerj.4672. ISSN 2167-8359. open access publication – free to read