Leidy J 1851 (citation)- Leydig F 1854 (citation)- description of new species, p 254-5, illustration figure 1 (Stenostomum colubei). Diesing KM 1862 (citation)- p 245 definition and reference. p 237 lists Stenostomum colubei as synonym of his Anotocelis colubei. Graff L v 1882 (citation)- lists as species dubia. breif note p 256. Sekera E 1889 (citation)- reports in New York State, USA. lists genus Stenostomum as Leydig F 1854 (citation). Graff L v 1909 (citation)- brief description from Germany, illustration. Graff L v 1910 (citation)- lists as from USA. Graff L v 1911 (citation)- says Leidy's description is not different from the European Rhynchoscolex vejdovskyi, but see Graff L v 1910 (citation). Identified one specimen as this species from Falmouth. Beklemischev VN 1923 (citation)- says this = Rhynchoscolex species of Plotnikov 1906- description and illustration. Nasonov NV 1925 (citation)- note on Kola penninsula. Nasonov NV 1926 (citation)- note on in Leningrad. Steinbock O 1932 (citation)- reports from Arctic. Bresslau E 1933 (citation)- p 219, figure 227- chain of zooids and detail of anterior end of larvae showing a statocyst. Adults look like fine yellowish threads, 5-7 mm long, in mud and plant detritus in standing or flowing water in Europe and North America. Also, figure 25, outline of animal. An der Lan H 1936 (citation)- mentions. Ferguson FF, Stirewalt MA, Brown TD, Hayes WJ 1939 (citation)- report from Mountain Lake Biological Station, Southwestern Virginia, USA. Gieysztor M, Szynal E 1939 (citation)- from Spain p 268. Marcus E 1945 (citation)- says distribution in Brazil, central USA, and eastern Europe. Also detailed comments on in many places (histology, behavior, etc.). Marcus E 1945 (citation)- illustration and description, complete synonomy, etc. from Brazil. Include larval form in his key. Also remarks on a variety, Rhynchoscolex simplex plotnikov - in key also ? in this variety according to Beklemischev VN 1924 (citation). Gives Stenostomum colubei as synonym of Rhynchoscolex simplex. Westblad E 1948 (citation)- p 64 notes young of this animal many be "Luther's larvae". Has a statocyst which is lost in adult? Hyman LH 1951 (citation)- vol 2, p 111 notes Reisinger found no males therefore permanent parthenogenesis? Luther A 1960 (citation)- gives complete [?] synonomy, description and illustration, etc. Rixen J-U 1961 (citation)- distribution and note on, has statocyst, in key p 471. Ax P 1961 (citation)- notes gut cells are a syncytium, etc. Ax P 1963 (citation)- notes syncytial intestine. Steinbock O 1966 (citation)- mentions p 126. Kolasa J 1982 (citation)- on ecology and environment of interstitial forms, list p 407. Kolasa J, Strayer D, Bannon-O'Donnell E 1987 (citation)- report in New York State.
Ehlers U 1994 (citation)- "On the ultrastructure of the protonephridium of Rhynchoscolex simplex and the basic systematization of the Catenulida (Plathelminthes)."
Ehlers U 1992 (citation)- "No mitosis of differentiated epidermal cells in the Plathelminthes: mitosis of intraepidermal stem cells in Rhynchoscolex simplex Leidy, 1851 (Catenulida)."
Notes from synonyms
Notes for Rhynchoscolex vejdovskyi
Sekera 1889 (citation)- description of new species p 324-327, Plate II, figures 12-16. Graff L v 1903 (citation)- lists as parasite on outsid of Lumbricatus variegatus (Mull). Graff L v 1909 (citation)- brief description and illustration from Switzerland and Germany. Graff L v 1911 (citation)- says Leidy's R. simplex = this species. Wilhelmi J 1913 (citation)- outline with muscles, illustration p 23. Marcus E 1945 (citation)- lists as synonym of R. simplex Leidy. Luther A 1960 (citation)- lists as synonym of R. simplex Leidy.
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