Abstract

In a description of New Zealand land planarians Dendy (1896) identified several specimens as G. sanguine, which he considered had been introduced into New Zealand from Australia, where it is endemic. Nevertheless, Dendy was a little doubtful of his identification, as he goes on to say: There is some difficulty in distinguishing between this species and G. triangulata var. australis.

In a collection of New Zealand land planarians received on loan from the British Museum for the study of the internal anatomy there was one specimen collected at Invercargill, N.Z., and labelled by Dendy G. sanguinea. From its internal structure this specimen proved to be an immature G. triangulata var. australis, now Artioposthia australis. In order to compare this with the real G. sanguinea the writer applied for material to the Director of the Australian Museum, Sydney, and was kindly given a selection of specimens of that worm.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Fyfe, 1948, Rec. Aust. Mus. 22(1): 64–66
Author
Marion L. Fyfe
Year
1948
Title
The reproductive organs of Geoplana sanguinea Moseley
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
22
Issue
1
Start Page
64
End Page
66
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.22.1948.590
Language
English
Date Published
30 June 1948
Cover Date
30 June 1948
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
PLANARIA
Digitized
20 May 2009
Reference Number
590
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