Turbellarian taxonomic database
An der Lan H 1936 (citation)- describes new species brunea from Groenland, and new genus.
Westblad E 1945 (citation)- long comments on this genus- gives key and brief description of species-
illustrations. See Westblad E 1946 (citation) for new key.
Westblad E 1946 (citation)- gives key to species. He has added new species H. monogonophora.
Westblad E 1948 (citation)- general discussion of acoel anatomy: p 21- on muscles in, p 23- brain,
p 27- reproductive organs, p 28- diagrams of types of reproductive organs, illustrations
4 types, calls this genus a primitive one, p 33-34, male reproductive organ in, p 54- in key
to acoels, p 20- retractive muscles at anterior end, p 21- statocyst muscles in, p 61-65,
comments on this genus in discussing Archophora,- especially on development of reproductive
Marcus E 1950 (citation)- p 6, 20 and 102 notes this genus completely studied by Westblad 1945
p 10, 46, and Westblad 1946 p 3, 37. notes 3 types of sexuality:
1- hermaphroditic with mixed different germinative zone.
2- hermaphroditic with testes and ovaries
3- one species with separate sexes.
gives key to species including his new species H. microphoca.
Steinbock O 1966 (citation)- mentions on p 116.
Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- notes position of pore varies, p 66. p 96-97 definition H. brunea as
type species, seven species:
p 107 notes weak development of cuticular needles in male antrium and also glands
present in these species.
Faubel A 1976 (citation)- discusses and redefines and moves 3 species to genus Kuma p 33-34.
Diagnosis p 34- "Color by rhabdites or stored pigment bodies. Frontal gland generally
very strongly developed. Mouth ventral. Ovary and testes mixed in a common germinal
center. Copulatory organ consists of a ciliated antrum masculinum with terminal opening on
posterior end and a more or less well developed seminal vesicle. A short cone-shaped
penis is present only in H. rubra (An der Lan). Female accessory organs lacking."
Doe DA 1981 (citation)- lists for Haploposthiidae as pharynx simplex (not coronatus).