Steenkiste, Niels Van, Tessens, Bart, Krznaric, Kathleen & Artois, Tom, 2011, Dalytyphloplanida (Platyhelminthes: Rhabdocoela) from Andalusia, Spain, with the description of four new species, Zootaxa 2791, pp. 1-29 : 7

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Phaenocora sp.? Ehrenberg, 1836

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Locality. Doñana National Park, Provincia de Huelva, Spain (36 ° 54 ’ 50 ”N, 6 ° 17 ’ 48 ”W). La Montaña del Rio: green algae in shallow brackish pool (06/04/ 2008).

Material. Two drawings of live animals. One whole mount and three serially-sectioned specimens, two of poor quality and one juvenile.

Remarks. The frontal position of the barrel-shaped, obliquely forward-slanting pharynx, the crenulate posterior end of the body and the separate openings of the protonephridia indicate that this species probably belongs to the taxon Phaenocora Ehrenberg, 1836 ( Phaenocorinae Wahl, 1910). Since the genital system could not be observed, a definite identification was impossible.