Turbellarian taxonomic database

Convoluta sp. Notes

Steinbock O 1938 (citation)-
Westblad E 1952 (citation)- reports Convoluta species in South Polar Expedition.
Marcus E, Macnae W 1954 (citation)- Architomy in Convoluta.
Forsman B 1956 (citation)- p 39. = Convoluta convoluta
Luther A 1960 (citation)-
Hanson ED 1963 (citation)-
Smith JPS 1981 (citation)- on digestive system in Convoluta- types of cells in.
Smith JM 1984 (citation)- used Convoluta sp in electron microscopy study of digestive parenchyma.
Yamasu T, Okazaki A 1987 (citation)- species 1,2,3- brief description, no illustration.

Yamasu T 1991 (citation)-  "structure and function of ocelli and sagittocysts" in Acoels.  Electron microscopy
of structures.  Species used in study were: Praesagittifera naikaiensis, Praesagittifera gracilis,
Symsagittifera nitidae, Convoluta naviculae, Convoluta sp., Convoluta kikaiensis, Praesagittifera shikoki,
Amphiscolops langerhansi, Amphiscolops sp., Pseudaphanostoma sp.  

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

Klauser MD 1986 (citation)- "Mucous secretions of the acoel turbellarian Convoluta sp. Orsted: An ecological and
functional approach."

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