Contribution to the knowledge of the Proseriata (Platyhelminthes: Seriata) from eastern Australia. II. Genera Pseudomonocelis Meixner, 1943 and Acanthopseudomonocelis n. g
Two monocelid species with simplex copulatory bulbs and postpharyngeal ovaries have been found in E. Australia. One of them presents a combination of characters not found in any of the known genera of the Monocelididae, and the new genus Acanthopseudomonocelis is proposed for it. The new genus is characterized by the presence of four stylet-bearing accessory organs and by an internal vagina; it is related to Pseudomonocelis. The other species, Pseudomonocelis schockaerti n. sp., is characterized by a complex bursa-vagina system, and by a highly muscular penial organ and male antrum. It is closely related to P. pardii Schockaert & Martens, 1987, from Somaliland. Two possibly additional species of the genus Pseudomonocelis, not found in a mature stage, are mentioned. The new findings considerably enlarge the known distribution of the genus Pseudomonocelis.
|Keywords||Platyhelminthes, Pseudomonocelis, Acanthopseudomonocelis, Australia, systematics, biogeography|
|Journal||Contributions to Zoology|
|Rights||Released under the CC-BY 4.0 ("Attribution") License|
Curini-Galletti, Marco, & Cannon, Lester. (1995). Contribution to the knowledge of the Proseriata (Platyhelminthes: Seriata) from eastern Australia. II. Genera Pseudomonocelis Meixner, 1943 and Acanthopseudomonocelis n. g. Contributions to Zoology, 65(4), 271–280.