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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
- A new and aberrant species of Dugesia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae) from Madagascar
- Descriptions of two new genera and two new species of planaria
- Sur quelques formes de triclades d'eau douce et leur répartition en Europe
- Discussion of the paper: Eugene Angelier, Le peuplement des eaux douces de Corse et son origine