Phaenocora kepneri Gilbert, 1935, Gilbert, 1935

Houben, Albrecht M., Steenkiste, Niels Van & Artois, Tom J., 2014, Revision of Phaenocora Ehrenberg, 1836 (Rhabditophora, Typhloplanidae, Phaenocorinae) with the description of two new species, Zootaxa 3889 (3), pp. 301-354: 339-340

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scientific name

Phaenocora kepneri Gilbert, 1935
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Phaenocora kepneri Gilbert, 1935  

( Figs 12 B, 15 C)

Phaenocora kepneri Gilbert 1935: 287   , 290, 297– 302, 306–310, 313 –317, 320, 323– 327, 329–331, 334 –336, 339, 341–344, 349, 358–359, 366, 368, 370, 373, 375– 376, TextFigs 1 E, 2 Ba, 2 Bb, 2 Bc, 2 Bd, tables 1, 2; Gilbert 1937: 53 –60, 62– 63, 67–70; Gilbert 1938 a: 201, 203–204, 207, 211; Gilbert 1938 b: 213, 215, 220– 221; Hyman 1951: Figs 39 A, B, C; Hyman 1955: 15; Karling 1956: 195; Young & Harris 1973: 87; Watermolen 2005: 3.

Known distribution: Marsh Creek (Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA) ( Gilbert 1935); in the vicinity of Princeton (New Jersey, USA), Swampy place off Brandywine Creek (New Castle County, Delaware, USA) ( Hyman 1955). Material examined: None.

Diagnosis: Animals about 2 –2.5 mm long, with a tail. Eyes present, with a variable amount of pigmentation. Without body pigmentation. Zoochlorellae present although seldom in great number. Dermal rhabdites present throughout the entire epidermis. Male copulatory organ of the duplex-type IIB, with an S-shaped cirrus bearing spines in its median part. Distal part of the cirrus lobed, sclerotised. Female genital system of the AGLOBULATA   - type. Female genital canal very long. Five giant unicellular glands present at the conjunction of the female genital canal and the short genito-bursal duct. Intestinal bursa variable in size and appearance. A long burso-intestinal duct connects the intestinal bursa with the gut.

Remarks: The number of giant unicellular glands apparently can vary, since Gilbert (1935) stated that there should always be five of them but later, he ( Gilbert 1938 b) stated that there are always three of these cells.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Platyhelminthes

Class

Rhabditophora

Order

Rhabdocoela

Family

Typhloplanidae

Genus

Phaenocora

Loc

Phaenocora kepneri Gilbert, 1935

Houben, Albrecht M., Steenkiste, Niels Van & Artois, Tom J. 2014
2014
Loc

Phaenocora kepneri

Watermolen 2005: 3
Young 1973: 87
Karling 1956: 195
Hyman 1955: 15
Gilbert 1938: 201
Gilbert 1938: 213
Gilbert 1937: 53
Gilbert 1935: 287
1935