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Arthurdendyus triangulatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Rhabditophora
Order: Tricladida
Family: Geoplanidae
Tribe: Caenoplanini
Genus: Arthurdendyus
Jones & Gerard, 1999
Type species
Geoplana triangulata
Dendy, 1896

Arthurdendyus is a genus of land planarians from New Zealand.


Species of Arthurdendyus are characterized by a bell-shaped pharynx and ovaries placed laterally to the male copulatory apparatus, while most land planarians species have ovaries located much more anteriorly, usually close to the brain or to the pharynx. Other characteristic shared with closely related genera, such as Artioposthia and Newzealandia, is the presence of adenodactyls in the copulatory apparatus.


The name Arthurdendyus honors the English zoologist Arthur Dendy who described many land planarians from Australia and New Zealand.


The genus Arthurdendyus includes the following species:

  • Arthurdendyus albidus Jones & Gerard, 1999
  • Arthurdendyus australis (Dendy, 1894)
  • Arthurdendyus latissimus (Dendy, 1896)
  • Arthurdendyus testaceus (Hutton, 1880)
  • Arthurdendyus triangulatus (Dendy, 1896)
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