Abstract

Generic definitions and detailed descriptions are given for the two domanibdelline land-leeches. An analysis of the nature of the barbronids indicates: separation of these from the Erpobdellidae s.l.; division into Australian and Oriental groups; and association of the Oceanian barbronid with the group of the Australian Region. It is noted that the characteristic strepsilaematous pharynx is formed by transposition of the ridges, not by torsion.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Richardson, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(14): 673–694
Author
Laurence R. Richardson
Year
1981
Title
On the Papuan Elocobdella novabritanniae, the Oceanian Abessebdella palmyrae (Haemadipsoidea: Domanibdellidae), and an Oceanian barbronid (Hirudinea)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
33
Issue
14
Start Page
673
End Page
694
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.33.1981.268
Language
English
Date Published
31 July 1981
Cover Date
31 July 1981
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
19 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
268
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