Two new species of triclad flatworm are described from artesian springs in Queensland, Australia, viz. Dugesia artesiana Sluys and Grant, sp. nov. and Weissius capaciductus Sluys, gen. et sp. nov. Some historical biogeographic scenarios are discussed that may explain the occurrence of the new species and their close relatives in Australia.

artesian springs, Australia, Dugesiidae, Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesia, Weissius
Contributions to Zoology

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Sluys, R, Grant, L.J, & Blair, D. (2007). Freshwater planarians from artesian springs in Queensland, Australia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Paludicola). Contributions to Zoology, 76, 1, 9–19.