Turbellarian taxonomic database

Actinoposthiidae Actinoposthia


An der Lan H (1936) (citation)- description of species, no definition.  Greenland.
Westblad E 1945 (citation)- says belongs in Aphanostoma.  
Westblad E 1948 (citation)- says genus so poorly known, he can't include in key.
Mamkaev YuV 1965 (citation)- p 75 definition.  Kandalachka Island, White Sea.
Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- p 112-113 definition.  lists A. caudata An der Lan 1936 type.
Faubel A 1976 (citation)- p 42 revised definition.  relationships p 45-47, North Sea.  Describes
	A. pigmentea and adds to description of A. biaculeata Faubel A 1974 (citation) and
	changes genus diagnosis of Dorjes.  p 42 "Mouth ventral gonopore subterminal at posterior end.
	Antrum muscular short copulatory organ of cuticularized stylet needles or muscle layers
	which diverges to a compact seminal vesicle.  Female accessory organs lacking; caudal to the 
	paired or unpaired ovary these can develop a distinct area of parenchyma as a bursal
	syncytium.  Outer body wall muscle normal."  Discussion of species in genus p 49.
	
Hooge MD 2001 (citation)- moves to family Actinoposthiidae.  

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Notes from synonyms