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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.
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.
The genus Marionfyfea includes the following species:
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