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  Family Kenkiidae

Genus Kenkia (+ Macrocotyla)

    Species K. glandulosa -- midwestern North America.
    Species K. lewisi -- North America.
    Species K. rhynchida -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Genus Kenkia has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Kenkia, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Kenkia, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Macrocotyla, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Kenkia, 3 species, MO, OR [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Kenkia, (Kenk, 1972).
  • Macrocotyla, (Kenk, 1972).
  • Macrocotyla, (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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