Terrestrial flatworms (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Terricola) from sub-antarctic Macquarie Island

Winsor, Leigh, and Stevens, Mark (2005) Terrestrial flatworms (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Terricola) from sub-antarctic Macquarie Island. Kanunnah, 1. pp. 17-32.

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Two species of terrestrial flatworms are described from Macquarie Island. The genus Arthurdendyus is emended, and a new species of Arthurdendyus described. A new record, and description of Kontikia andersoni is provided. The co-occurrence of K. andersoni and new species of Arthurdendyus at the Lusitania Bay site, Macquarie Island, strongly suggests both species are introductions from New Zealand. Circumstantial evidence supports the view that A. vegrandis is vermivorous and is predating upon earthworms at the site. K. andersoni was observed feeding on a slug.

Item ID: 6758
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1832-536X
Keywords: Macquarie Island; planarians; sub-Antarctic; terrestrial flatworm; Terricola; planarians; introduced species; earthworm predator
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 04:25
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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