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  Superfamily Planarioidea

Family Planariidae

    Genus Phagocata -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Polycelis -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Planaria -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Hymanella -- North America.
    Genus Paraplanaria -- North America.
    Genus Seidlia -- North America.
    Genus Atrioplanaria
    Genus Bdellasimilis
    Genus Crenobia
    Genus Digonoporus
    Genus Galeocephala
    Genus Ijimia
    Genus Plagnolia

Taxon Information

The Family Planariidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Planariidae, [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Planariidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Planariidae, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Planariidae, (Hyman & Jones, 1959).

Bibliography

  • Watermolen, D.J. 2005. Aquatic and terrestrial flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria) and ribbon worm (Nemertea) records from Wisconsin. Research/Management Findings, Wisconsin DNR (55). 8 pp.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Platyhelminthes (free-living flatworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 77-108.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Hyman, L.H. & E.R. Jones. 1959. Turbellaria. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 323-365.

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