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Title: Freshwater rhabdocoela (Platyhelminthes) from ephemeral rock pools from Botswana, with the description of four new species and one new genus
Authors: ARTOIS, Tom 
De Roeck, E
Jocque, M
Brendonck, L
Issue Date: 2004
Source: ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 21(10). p. 1063-1072
Abstract: Four new species of freshwater rhabdocoel flatworms from ephemeral rock pools in southeastern Botswana are described and discussed. Two of them, Syringoplana kolasai n. gen. n. sp. and Mesostoma thamagai n. sp. belong to the Typhloplanidae Graff, 1905. The unique construction of the excretory system is the main characteristic of S. kolasai. M. thamagai can be separated from other Mesostoma Ehrenberg, 1837 species by the presence of a bundle of eosinophilic glands at the transition from oviduct to seminal receptacle. The other two taxa, Gieysztoria isoldeae n. sp. and G. faubeli n. sp. belong to the Dalyelliidae Graff, 1905. G. isoldeae is characterised by the presence of four separate hollow spines in the male atrium, which are connected to two accessory glandular organs. G. faubeli can be separated from other Gieysztoria Ruebush and Hayes, 1939 species by the detailed construction of the stylet. Apart from these two species the occurrence of an unidentified Microdalyellia Gieysztor, 1938 species is mentioned.
Notes: Limburgs Univ Ctr, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Biodivers Phylogeny & Populat Studies, Dept SBG, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Catholic Univ Louvain, Lab Aquat Ecol, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium.Artois, T, Limburgs Univ Ctr, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Biodivers Phylogeny & Populat Studies, Dept SBG, Univ Campus Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek,
Keywords: rhabdocoela; Syringoplana; Mesostoma; Gieysztoria; new taxa
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ISSN: 0289-0003
e-ISSN: 0289-0003
ISI #: 000237650700008
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2007
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