A monograph of the Dimarcusidae (Platyhelminthes, Seriata, Tricladida)

  title={A monograph of the Dimarcusidae (Platyhelminthes, Seriata, Tricladida)},
  author={R. Sluys},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  • R. Sluys
  • Published 1990
  • Biology
  • Zoologica Scripta
The triclad family Dimarcusidae contains the species Rhodax evelinae, Opisthobursa mexicana, O. josephinae, Balliania thetisae and Mitchellia sarawakana. A comprehensive description is given of each of these species, covering external features, alimentary system, reproductive system, life cycle, ecology and distribution. Postulated apomorphies of the Dimarcusidae are (1) a penis bulb with gland cells, (2) horizontal orientation of female genital duct or bursal canal, combined with a dorsal… Expand
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