Abstract

A new family based on Illebdella papuensis gen. et sp. nov. is described. Characters include: body strongly depressed and wide; monostichodont, trignathous; pharynx euthylaematous with single secondary ridges in the dorsolateral positions; epididymis, a globular mass at xi/xii; no sperm ducts or ejaculatory bulbs; median regions, bimyomeric; vagina, caecate; no vaginal duct; ix to xxiv, 5-annulate; xxv, 4-annulate; xxvi, 3-annulate. Pattern, topographic, a wide median band of alternating maculae; a lateral catenulate row of large ovals. Hirudo catenulata Johansson 1918 is transferred to the new family and provisionally to the g. Illebdella.

 
Download Complete Work

Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Richardson, 1974, Rec. Aust. Mus. 29(6): 187–196
Author
Laurence R. Richardson
Year
1974
Title
A new leech from Papua, representative of a third family of aquatic jawed sanguivores in the Australian region (Hirudinoidea: Illebdellidae fam. nov.)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
29
Issue
6
Start Page
187
End Page
196
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1974.227
Language
English
Date Published
22 May 1974
Cover Date
22 May 1974
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
NEW GUINEA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
03 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
227
EndNote
/Uploads/Journals/17480/227.enw
Title Page
/Uploads/Journals/17480/227.pdf
File size: 75kB
Complete Work
/Uploads/Journals/17480/227_complete.pdf
File size: 1014kB