Australian Museum Journal On the Papuan Elocobdella novabritanniae, the Oceanian Abessebdella palmyrae (Haemadipsoidea: Domanibdellidae), and an Oceanian barbronid (Hirudinea)

Shortform:
Richardson, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(14): 673–694
Author(s):
Richardson, Laurence R.
Year published:
1981
Title:
On the Papuan Elocobdella novabritanniae, the Oceanian Abessebdella palmyrae (Haemadipsoidea: Domanibdellidae), and an Oceanian barbronid (Hirudinea)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
33
Issue:
14
Start page:
673
End page:
694
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.33.1981.268
Language:
English
Date published:
31 July 1981
Cover date:
31 July 1981
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
19 March 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
268
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (99kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1818kb PDF)

Abstract

Generic definitions and detailed descriptions are given for the two domanibdelline land-leeches. An analysis of the nature of the barbronids indicates: separation of these from the Erpobdellidae s.l.; division into Australian and Oriental groups; and association of the Oceanian barbronid with the group of the Australian Region. It is noted that the characteristic strepsilaematous pharynx is formed by transposition of the ridges, not by torsion.