Turbellarian taxonomic database
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Smith JPS 1981 (citation)- mentions electron microscopy work (unpublished by him).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
Dorjes J, Karling TG 1975 (citation)- p 181, "The taxonomy of the Nemertoderma complex is controversial."