Turbellarian taxonomic database
Westblad E 1940 (citation)- complete description of this subtidal species- proposes and defines
new family and genus for this.
Westblad E 1948 (citation)- p 11, blue violet color in. p 13, regeneration bodies in epithelium.
p 32, illustration of sperm in.
Marcus E 1949 (citation)- mentions unisexual individuals in this species p 13.
Marcus E 1950 (citation)- mentions p 20, see Westblad 1940. p 48, 109 on ovariotestes in.
Steinbock O 1957 (citation)- in comparison with gastrotrichs p 135.
Ax P 1961 (citation)- only case of a caudal pharynx is in this species, p 20. on ovotestes in this species.
Boaden PJS 1962 (citation)- reports from beach at colonization experiment.
Ax P 1963 (citation)- notes typical hermaphrodictic gonad in p 204.
Boaden PJS 1963 (citation)- reports this from coarse sand with shell gravel, 2 specimens on North Wales
Steinbock O 1966 (citation)- mentions p 80, 81, 129, 134, 175, and 108.
Steinbock O 1967 (citation)- "ersatzzellen" in p 399, illustration and 404, on regeneration of statocyst,
also p 398, 400, 401, 403, 453.
Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- lists as type species.
Beklemischev VN 1969 (citation)- Vol II calls this radially symmetrical with mouth at posterior end.
Also illustration of with mouth.
Apelt G 1969 (citation)- p 268, notes Westblad 1937 (citation) on reproduction in.
Dorjes J, Karling TG 1975 (citation)- Swedish Museum of Natural History- European Atlantic.
Crezee M 1975 (citation)- on statocyst supports p 840- resorption of testis p 839.
Hendelberg J 1977 (citation)- Electron microscopy on sperm- 9 + 2 axonemes.
Doe DA 1981 (citation)- Electron microscopy work on pharynx of- says is pharynx simplex not
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))
Convoluta sp. nov. (= Convoluta pulchra Smith JPS, Bush L 1991 (citation))
Smith JPS 1981 (citation)-
Smith JPS 1982 (citation)- Fine-structural anatomy of the parenchyma in the acoela and nematodermatida
(Turbellaria). Taxa include Convoluta, Diopisthoporus longitubis, Kuma, Nemertoderma, and Paratomella rubra.