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Continenticola (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) is a monophyletic group consisting of the freshwater and the terrestrial triclads. The monophyly of this group is known by the molecular analyses, there are no clear morphological apomorphies supporting it. Continenticola is worldwide distributed.
Continenticola includes the key species in regeneration research Dugesia japonica and the model species Schmidtea mediterranea. The group also includes some land planarians that have become invasive pest species, having an economical and ecological impact (e.g. Arthurdendyus triangulatus).
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Recent bibliographic items
- Insights into the origin and distribution of biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hot spot: a statistical phylogeographic study using a low-dispersal organism
- A new species of land planarian, Diporodemus merridithae, and cohabitant specimens from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina, U.S.A.
- Lithium and rubidium: effects on locomotion of planaria (Dendrocoelum lacteum)
- The effect of starvation on size and survival of the terrestrial planarian Artioposthia triangulata (Dendy) (Tricladida: Terricola)