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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
- Planarian (Dugesia polychroa) predation on freshwater gastropod eggs depends on prey species, clutch morphology, and egg size
- Carnivore mollusks as natural enemies of invasive land flatworms
- A new, sibling species of cave flatworm from Switzerland (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dendrocoelidae)
- Morphometry of the eyes in regenerant of genus Dugesia (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria, Dugesiidae)