Page last updated Wed 05 Feb 2020


Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  Subfamily Provorticinae

Genus Provortex (+ Pilgramilla, + Prevortex)

    Species P. virginiensis -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. sphagnorum
    Species P. affinis
    Species P. balticus
    Species P. impeditus
    Species P. karlingi
    Species P. littoralis
    Species P. pallidus
    Species P. psammophilus
    Species P. rubrobacillus
    Species P. tubiferus

Taxon Information

The Genus Provortex 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

  • Provortex, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Pilgramilla, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Provortex, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Pilgramilla, [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Provortex, at least 1 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Pilgramilla, 1 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Provortex, "Single species known from [North America]" (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.
  • 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.
  • Hyman, L.H. & E.R. Jones. 1959. Turbellaria. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 323-365.

Web Pages

Site managed by Daniel L. Graf @ University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point