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  Family Planariidae

Genus Polycelis (+ Polycelidia, + Rjabuschinskya, + Sorocelides)

    Species P. nigra -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. catulus -- North America.
    Species P. coronata -- North America.
    Species P. panniculatus -- North America.
    Species P. sierrensis -- North America.
    Species P. variabilis -- North America.
    Species P. benazzii
    Species P. bilinearis
    Species P. borelli
    Species P. brunnea
    Species P. cormita
    Species P. eburnea
    Species P. elegans
    Species P. elongata
    Species P. eudendrocoeloides
    Species P. eurantron
    Species P. fallax
    Species P. felina
    Species P. gracilis
    Species P. hepta
    Species P. karafto
    Species P. kashmirica
    Species P. koslowi
    Species P. kulsaika
    Species P. lactea
    Species P. linkoi
    Species P. nigro-fusca
    Species P. oculomarginata
    Species P. pallida
    Species P. pamirensis
    Species P. pathan
    Species P. polychroa
    Species P. polyopis
    Species P. pulla
    Species P. receptaculosa
    Species P. relicta
    Species P. sapporo
    Species P. schmidti
    Species P. schulmanii
    Species P. stummeri
    Species P. surantion
    Species P. tasmanica
    Species P. tenuis
    Species P. tibetica
    Species P. tothi
    Species P. vaginuloides
    Species P. ebernea
    Species P. jinglensis
    Species P. jingyuanica
    Species P. lhunzhubica
    Species P. nyingchica
    Species P. sinensis
    Species P. wutaishanica
    Species P. xigazensis

Taxon Information

The Genus Polycelis 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

  • Polycelis, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Rjabuschinskya, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Polycelis, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Polycelis, 1 species CO, ID, MT, NM, SD, UT, WY [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Polycelis, (Kenk, 1972).
  • Polycelis, (Hyman & Jones, 1959).


  • Artois, T., E. Schockaert & S. Tyler. 2013. World Checklist of Freshwater Turbellaria. World Wide Web electronic publication. 59 pp. [Available online]
  • 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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Platyhelminthes (free-living flatworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 77-108.
  • Kenk, R. 1972. Freshwater planarians (Turbellaria) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 1. 81 pp. [Available online]
  • 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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