Global diversity of land planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola): a new indicator-taxon in biodiversity and conservation studies

@article{Sluys2004GlobalDO,
  title={Global diversity of land planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola): a new indicator-taxon in biodiversity and conservation studies},
  author={Ronald Sluys},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={1663-1681}
}
  • R. Sluys
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
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