- Land planarians (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Geoplanidae) from the Iberian Peninsula: new records and description of two new species, with a discussion on ecology.
- Journal of Natural History
- Volume | Issue number
- 45 | 15-16
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
Two new species of the genus Microplana are described from the Iberian Peninsula. The new taxa are compared with congeneric species. Distributional records for two other European species, Microplana monacensis (Heinzel, 192910. Heinzel , L. 1929 . Zur Kenntnis der Rhynchodemiden . Zool Jahrb Abt System. , 56 : 425 - 462 .
View all references) and Microplana groga Jones et al. 200814. Jones , HD , Webster , BL , Littlewood , DTJ and McDonald , JC. 2008 . Molecular and morphological evidence for two new species of terrestrial planarians of the genus Microplana (Platyhelminthes; Turbellaria; Tricladida; Terricola) from Europe . Zootaxa , 1945 : 1 - 38 .
View all references, are presented and the presence of Microplana terrestris (Müller, 1774) is confirmed on the Iberian Peninsula. A partial re-description of Microplana nana Mateos, Giribet and Carranza, 199819. Mateos , E , Giribet , G and Carranza , S. 1998 . Terrestrial planarians (Platyhelminthes, Terricola) from the Iberian Peninsula: first records of the family Rhynchodemidae, with the description of a new Microplana species . Contrib Zool. , 67 : 267 - 276 .
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View all references is provided. The finding of a new and probably introduced, but unidentified, species of land planarian is reported. Land planarians were generally found in the vicinity of deciduous trees and rivers.
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