Phaenocora jucunda Cognetti

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: 346

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scientific name

Phaenocora jucunda Cognetti
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Phaenocora jucunda Cognetti   de Martiis, 1916

Phoenocora jucunda   (incorrect subsequent spelling) Cognetti de Martiis 1916: 189–247 plate 11 Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 –28, plate 12 Fig. 29–61.

Phaenocora jucunda Beklemischev 1929: 535   –537, 541, 549, 550; Gilbert 1935: 284, 286, 302, 306–307, 310, 312, 342–343, 349, 352, 354, TextFig. 3 D, tables 1, 2; Gilbert 1937: 56 –58; Marcus 1946: 66 –67, 70– 71, 78.

Known distribution: Parco del Valentino (Torino, Italy) in the botanical gardens (Cognetti de Martiis 1916).

According to Cognetti de Martiis (1916) animals can reach a maximum length of 4 to 4.5 mm and are 1 mm broad. A short tail is present. The overall body colour is red-brown and the eyes appear pink under reflective light and black under transmissive light. Pigmentation is present in the region anterior to the pharynx, which gives it a flesh-coloured to brown appearance. Zoochlorellae are absent. The male copulatory organ is poorly described and only a reconstruction of the evaginated copulatory organ can be found in literature (Cognetti De Martiis 1916). Therefore, it is not possible to assign the copulatory organ unambiguously to a particular type. It is of either the duplex-type IA or the duplex-type IIIA. The female genital system is clearly of the AGLOBULATA   - type. Except for the overall body length, this species could be identical to P. brincki   or to P. gracilis   , but new material is needed for further investigations.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Platyhelminthes

Class

Rhabditophora

Order

Rhabdocoela

Family

Typhloplanidae

Genus

Phaenocora

Loc

Phaenocora jucunda Cognetti

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

Phaenocora jucunda

Marcus 1946: 66
Gilbert 1937: 56
Gilbert 1935: 284
Beklemischev 1929: 535
1929