Panorama de la diversidad de planarias terrestres (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida) del Chile

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:J. H. Grau, Carbayo F.
Journal:Bolet{\'ın de Biodiversidad de Chile
Start Page:41

Approximately 25 species of terrestrial planarians are known from Chile, collected in a few localities between the Atacama (28° S) and Aisén (46° S) regions, only three of them taxonomically well known. From the remaining species, the available morphological information is insufficient for taxonomic or phylogenetic purposes, or presents synonymy problems. Recent surveys carried out in this country have found more specimens of probably unknown species to science. Reviewing the type material of the described species, together with collecting in other regions not yet explored for this purpose, and building a team of taxonomists, are necessary steps to approach such an unknown and diverse group of flatworms.

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