Three new species of land flatworms from the Brazilian Araucaria forest

Main report: Hidden diversity: 3 new species of land flatworms from the Brazilian Araucaria forest
(Phys.org)
Other Reporting: EurekAlert!
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Cratera aureomaculata, Cratera cryptolineata, Cratera nigrimarginata
Categories: Invertebrates | New Species
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A huge invertebrate diversity is hidden on the forest floor in areas of the Araucaria moist forest, Brazil. Land flatworms constitute a numerous group among these invertebrates occurring in the Neotropical region. Flatworms are considered to be top predators within the soil ecosystem, preying on other invertebrates.

The new flatworm species Cratera aureomaculata. Credit: Ilana Rossi

The new flatworm species Cratera aureomaculata. Credit: Ilana Rossi

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