Turbellarian taxonomic database

Haploposthiidae Haploposthia


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
	organs in.
	
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:
	
	H. brunea
	H. rubra
	H. viridis
	H. rubropunctata
	H. monogonophora
	H. microphoca
	H. albiventer
	
	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).