Turbellarian taxonomic database

Record # 10289

Abstract / Notes

The Phagocata gracilis of Woodworth's 1891 descr. and that of Peaslee's 1910 descr. are 2 distinct spp. The
latter is the true P. gracilis (Haldeman) 1840; the former is named P woodworthi (p.300, 305), Pennsylvania.
P. gracilis inhabits the east-central states from Virginia and Pennsylvania westward probably into Missouri.
P. woodworthi is limited to New England southwest to the Delaware R.; transitional forms occur in New Jersey.
Phagocata is redefined. Phagocata Leidy 1847 is valid and has priority over Fonticola Komarek 1926; Fonticola
becomes a syn. of Phagocata

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