Holleman, John J., 2007, Some New Zealand Polyclads (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida), Zootaxa 1560, pp. 1-17 : 9

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Genus Aotearoa n. gen

Diagnosis: Body cuneate, without tentacles. Rows of marginal eyes completely encircling; frontal eyes spreading from behind the cerebral organ anteriorly; tentacular eyes present. The pharynx occupies the middle half of the body. Male and female complexes are located near the posterior margin with a common gonopore; sperm ducts unite to form the ejaculatory duct; seminal vesicle and spermiducal bulbs absent. Prostatic vesicle is cylindrical with a smooth lining. Prostatic duct joins the ejaculatory duct entering the blunt conical penis; penis stylet absent. Vagina forms a posterior loop ending in a ductus vaginalis; Lang’s vesicle absent.