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Published: 2019-05-08

On the genus Typhlopolycystis Karling, 1956 (Platyhelminthes, Kalyptorhynchia, Polycystididae), with data on the five known species and the description of eleven new species

Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium Present address: Research Unit Nematology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, Koningin Astridplein 26, B-2018 Antwerp, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium Present address: Department of Freshwater Biology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussel, Belgium
Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Flatworms Rhabdocoela microturbellaria biodiversity taxonomy North Sea Mediterranean Sea Sardinia France Algarve (S. Portugal) Lanzarote (Canary Islands Spain) Africa Brazil Panama Australia French Polynesia Platyhelminthes

Abstract

An overview is given of all representatives of the genus Typhlopolycystis Karling, 1956: the five known species (T. coeca Karling, 1956; T. mediterranea Brunet, 1965; T. coomansi Schockaert and Karling, 1975; T. schockaerti Karling, 1978 and T. rubra Noldt and Reise, 1985) and eleven new species: T. microphthalma n. sp. from S. France, Tfonsecai n. sp. and T. maikoni n. sp. from Brazil, T. norenburgi n. sp. and T. leasiae n.sp from the Pacific coast of Panama, T. pluvialiae n. sp. from Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain), T. riegeri n. sp. from Tanzania, T. tahitienis n. sp. from French Polynesia, T. australiensis n. sp. from South Australia, T. sarda n. sp. from Sardinia (Italy), the S. of France and from Lanzarote, and T. errata n. sp. from Sardinia (Italy). We consider T. limicola Schilke, 1970 as a species inquirenda of which no type material exists. Finally, some comments are given on the distribution of the genus of which representatives have been found in almost all places that have been sampled world wide.

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How to Cite

SCHOCKAERT, E. R., MOONS, P., JANSSEN, T., TESSENS, B. S., REYGEL, P. C., REVIS, N., JOUK, P. E. H., WILLEMS, W. R., & ARTOIS, T. J. (2019). On the genus <em>Typhlopolycystis</em> Karling, 1956 (Platyhelminthes, Kalyptorhynchia, Polycystididae), with data on the five known species and the description of eleven new species. Zootaxa, 4603(1), 81–104. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4603.1.4