Turbellarian taxonomic database

Isodiametra pulchra Notes

Klauser MD, Smith JPS, Tyler S 1986 (citation)- Electron microscopy on frontal organ.
Smith JPS, Bush L 1991 (citation)- New species description.  East coast of North America.
Pfistermuller R, Tyler S 2002 (citation)- Correlation of fluorescence and electron microscopy in
	sensory cells.	

Hooge MD, Haye P, Tyler S, Litvaitis MK, Kornfield I  2002 (citation)- Phylogenetic relationships using 18S
rDNA, and morphological characters of sperm and body-wall musculature.

Pfistermüller R, Tyler S 2002 (citation)- Correlation of fluorescence and electron microscopy of
F-actin-containing sensory cells in the epidermis of Convoluta pulchra.  Phalloidin staining.   Confocal
scanning laser microscopy.  Epidermal cells, microvilli, and sensory receptors within cilium.

Carranza S, Baguna J, Riutort M 1997 (citation)- Using 18S rDNA sequences to look at the phylogeny of
Platyhelminthes.  Species of Turbellaria used include the following:  Crenobia alpina, Dendrocoelum lacteum,
Monocelis lineata, Archiloa rivularis, Geocentrophora sp., Mesocastrada sp., Nemertinoides elongatus,
Urastoma sp., Macrostomum tuba, Microstomum lineare, Discocelis tigrina, Planocera multitentaculata,
Stenostomum leucops, Convoluta pulchra, Convoluta naikaiensis.  New sequences reported for many of these

Litvaitis, MK, Nunn G, Thomas WK, Kocher TD 1994 (citation)- Molecular approach to identification of
turbellarians.  Use of "nucleotide sequence of a portion of the large subunit of the ribosomal RNA (26/28S
rRNA)".  Species used in the analysis were: Pseudomonocelis ophiocephala, Pseudomonocelis cetinae, Monocelis
lineata, Monocelis longiceps, Otoplanid (no described), Microstomum sp, Pseudostomum sp., Convoluta pulchra,
Neochildia fusca, Paratomella rubra.

Chandler RM, Thomas MB, Smith JPS III 1992 (citation)- "role of shell granules and accessory cells in eggshell
formation in Convoluta pulchra".  Phylogenetic implications.

Smith JPS, Tyler S 1986 (citation)- Significance of frontal organs in Acoelomorpha.  Electron microscopy. 
Ultrastructure and phylogeny discussed. Illustrations and sections.  The following taxa were looked
        Hesiolicium inops
        Paratomella sp.
        Diopisthoporus 'gymnopharyngeus'
        Otocelis sp.
        Paedomecynostomum sp.
        Convoluta 'pulchra'
        Solenofilomorpha funilis
      Flagellophora cf apelti

Klauser MD, Smith JPS, Tyler S 1986 (citation)- Ultrastructure of frontal organ in Convolua 'pulchra',
Macrostomum hystricinum marinum, Macrostomum sp III.

Smith JPS, Tyler S 1985 (citation)- "The acoel turbellarians: kingpins of metazoan evolution or a specialized
offshoot?"  Look at ultrastructural characters (body wall, parenchyma, digestive tract).  "....it appears
that acoels are derived, and cannot logically be fitted into any of the current theories of interphyletic
relationships, either as models of primitiveness or as reduced coelomates.  Instead, the Nemertodermatida,
sister group to the Acoela, and the Catenulida appear more primitive, and consideration of these groups for
phylogenetic schemes is more likely to bear fruit."  Species of Acoela include:
     Diopisthoporus cf. longitubus
     Diopisthoporus sp. (= Diopisthoporus gymnopharyngeus Smith JPS, Tyler S 1985 (citation))
     Hesiolicium inops
     Convoluta convoluta
     Convoluta sp. nov.  (= Convoluta pulchra Smith JPS, Bush L 1991 (citation)) 
     Oxyposthia praedator
     Oligochoerus limnophilus
     Paedomecynostomum sp.
     Paramecynostomum diversicolor
     Anaperus biaculeatus
     Anaperus sp.
     Kuma sp.
     Philactinoposthia sp.
     Otocelis luteola

Notes for the valid (accepted) taxonomic name

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