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Marionfyfea
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Marionfyfea adventor
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Rhabditophora
Order:
Tricladida
Suborder:
Continenticola
Family:
Geoplanidae
Subfamily:
Rhynchodeminae
Tribe:
Anzoplanini
Genus:
Marionfyfea

Winsor, 2011
Type species
Artioposthia carnleyi
Fyfe, 1953

Marionfyfea is a genus of land planarians from Antarctic Islands off New Zealand. However, a species has been described from specimens found in Europe, probably introduced.

Description

The genus Maryonfyfea includes land planarians of the tribe Anzoplanini that have a small and elongate body, with mouth just behind the mid body and gonopore closer to the mouth than to the posterior end. The mesenchymal musculature includes strong bundles of dorsal longitudinal muscles, weak bundles of longitudinal muscles forming a ring zone around the intestine, and small ventral bundles of mixed longitudinal and transversal muscles forming a subneural plate.

Etymology

According to Leigh Winsor, the name Marionfyfea honors Marion Fyfe (1894–1986), for "her pioneering taxonomic anatomical work on the Terricola of New Zealand". The genus was first described as Fyfea Winsor 2006, which was preoccupied, then changed to Marionfyfea Winsor, 2011.

Species

The genus Marionfyfea includes the following species:

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