Turbellarian taxonomic database

Macrostomum tuba Notes

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

Hyman LH 1936 (citation)- p 19, "My material came from aquaria in the vivarium of the American Museum of Natural History, New York City. The plants in these aquaria were stated to have been obtained from lily ponds, etc., in the Bronx Botanical Gardens. As many of these plants are exotic, the source of the worms is problematical and therefore the finding by Kepner and Stiff of the species in a pond near the University of Virginia is gratifying. It is interesting to note that the type locality was a pond in a botanical garden (Munich). Okugawa found his variety gigas in lakes, ponds, and rice fields. The species is very likely cosmopolitan and has probably been introduced into the U.S.; but there seems to be no doubt that it has become firmly established".'

Notes from synonyms

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