Turbellarian taxonomic database

Nemertodermatidae Nemertoderma


Genus Nemertoderma Steinbock O 1930 (citation)
Type: Nemertoderma bathycola Steinbock O 1930 (citation)
	
 History and synonyms		
		
  	Steinbock O 1930 (citation)-  Describes new genus, N. bathycola as type, from 1 specimen taken in
		Greenland.  Places it in separate family of Acoels, was not sure of mouth, etc. p80.  First
		called this Microstomum diplolethicum in 1926 trip.
		
  	Faubel A 1976 (citation).  Family Nemertodermatidae. Describes n. sp. Nemertoderma rubra, p 27.
  
 Geographic distribution:  Greenland, Diskobay, North Sea, Skagerrak, Mediterranean, Adriatic, 
 				Cape Cod- Buzzards Bay. 		
	 				
Westblad E 1937 (citation)- found more specimens and shows it has a gut- also that Steinbock specimen was 
	a young animal- he got both old and young.

Steinbock O 1938 (citation)- rebuttal of Westblad's idea that this is not primitive.  		
Westblad E 1948 (citation)- pp 62-65- comments on this genus in relation to other Acoelomorpha.
Hyman LH 1951(citation) -vol 2, p 83- on epithelial position of nervous system.  p 128- notes gut has a lumen 
	and no female reproductive parts but egg.
	  				
Hyman LH 1959 (citation)- p 734 on position of this.
Ax 1961 (citation)- includes in discussion - diagram of N. bathycola,  p 27.
Ax P 1963 (citation)- says has epithelial nervous system- also more than 1 statolith.
Steinbock O 1966 (citation)- mentions 2 statoliths, p 76 also p 83, 106, 108, 118-119 on brain.
Sterrer W 1966 (citation)- brief announcement of species of Nemertoderma- gives history of genus and lists
  		three species with illustrations but no other names.
  		
Karling TG 1967 (citation)- egg cells in  p 4,5.  on position of- Westblad's material- illustration cross
  	section gut with cilia.
  		
Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- definition p 92.
Beklemischev VN 1969 (citation)- vol II, p 80-2- primitive nervous system in. 
Karling TG 1970 (citation)- mentions in connection with Turbellarian archetype. 
Karling TG 1974 (citation)- in discussion of phylogeny- illustration- diagram of Nemertoderma p 4. 
Dorjes J, Karling TG 1975 (citation)- p 181 says taxonomy here is controversial.  
Crezee M 1975 (citation)- on dorsal ovaries in - diagram p 841.
Faubel A 1976 (citation)- p 27.
Tyler S 1976 (citation)- glands in.   
Faubel A, Dorjes J 1978 (citation)- on this in separate family etc. compare to Flagellophora- definition p 9.
Smith JPS 1981 (citation)- mentions electron microscopy work (unpublished by him).


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. 


Tyler S, Rieger RM 1977 (citation)- "Ultrastructural evidence for the systematic position of the Nemertodermatida
(Turbellaria)."  


Dorjes J, Karling TG 1975 (citation)- p 181, "The taxonomy of the Nemertoderma complex is controversial."