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Dendrocoelidae

Dendrocoelidae is a family of freshwater tricladida flatworms that has an holarctic distribution.[1]

The largest freshwater triclad known belongs to this family, it's up to 40 cm in length and inhabits the Lake Baikal.[2]

Dendrocoelidae is the sister group of Kenkiidae[1]

Genera

Dendrocoelidae genera known are the following:[3]

Phylogeny

Phylogenetic supertree after Sluys et al., 2009:[4]

Tricladida

Maricola




Cavernicola


Continenticola
Planarioidea

Planariidae




Kenkiidae



Dendrocoelidae




Geoplanoidea

Dugesiidae



Geoplanidae






References

  1. ^ a b Sluys, R.; Kawakatsu, M. (2006). "Towards a phylogenetic classification of dendrocoelid freshwater planarians (Platyhelminthes): A morphological and eclectic approach". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 44 (4): 274. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00371.x.  edit
  2. ^ Kozhov, M. 1963. Lake Baikal and Its Life. The Hague: W. Junk. vii + 344pp.
  3. ^ Tyler S, Schilling S, Hooge M, and Bush LF (comp.) (2006-2012) Turbellarian taxonomic database. Version 1.7 Database
  4. ^ Sluys, R.; Kawakatsu, M.; Riutort, M.; Baguñà, J. (2009). "A new higher classification of planarian flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida)". Journal of Natural History 43 (29–30): 1763–1777. doi:10.1080/00222930902741669.  edit

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