Sighting

Reiner Richter 26 Mar 2017

Snug Flatworm

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Sighted 12 Feb 2017
Pelverata Falls Track, Pelverata TAS 7150, Australia

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Identifications

  • Dr Leigh Winsor 25 May 2017
    Seriata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Platyhelminthes: Turbellaria: Seriata
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Notes

  • Dr Leigh Winsor 25 May 2017
    Dr Leigh Winsor says

    This specimen looks like Artioposthia diemenensis as previously shown on BowerBird (Sighting 54870). Reiner's recent photos that show a variety of specimens (Artioposthia sp., A. nichollsi, A. diemenensis) with three dorsal dark stripes and white mottling demonstrate the difficulties in identifying these very similar species. As with some other species of land planarians, the more specimens observed, the more difficult it is to be sure of the identification; anatomical or molecular studies are required to resolve the problem.

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