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  clade Adiaphanida

Order Prolecithophora (+ Cumulata, + Holocoela)

    Family Multipeniatidae -- North America.
    Family Plagiostomidae -- North America.
    Family Protomonotresidae
    Family Allostomidae
    Family Cylindrostomidae
    Family Hypotrichinidae
    Family Pseudostomidae
    Family Scleraulophoridae
    Family Ulianiniidae
    Family Urostomatidae
    Family Voritcerotidae

Taxon Information

The Order Prolecithophora has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Prolecithophora, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Prolecithophora, [Palaearctic, Nearctic, Oriental, Australasian; 12 freshwater species worldwide in 8 genera; 2 Nearctic species in 1 genus] (Schockaert et al., 2008).
  • Prolecithophora, (Smith, 2001).
  • Cumulata, (Hyman & Jones, 1959).
  • Holocoela, (Hyman & Jones, 1959).


  • Kolasa, J. & S. Tyler. 2010. Flatworms: Turbellarians and Nemerteans. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 143-161.
  • Schockaert, E.R., M. Hooge, R. Sluys, S. Schilling, S. Tyler & T. Artois. 2008. Global diversity of free living flatworms (Platyhelminthes, “Turbellaria”) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 41-48. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Platyhelminthes (free-living flatworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 77-108.
  • 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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