Turbellarian taxonomic database
Westblad E 1940 (citation)- describes new family for his new genus, new species, Diopisthoporus longitubis,
subtidal- pharynx a tube at posterior end. p 24- definition " Order Archoophora Suborder Acoela, with
male genital opening and outer (secondary) mouth at the posterior end. A muscular, ciliated pharynx
tubiformis (not simplex), an inner (primary) mouth next to a closing muscle. A compact gonad with
a common, anterior germinal area (matrix) in which both eggs, ventrocaudally and sperm dorsocaudally,
are produced. The gonad posteriorly is divided into 2 well separated parts, a ventral ovary and a
dorsal testes. These testes joins the posterior end of a genital canal."
Westblad E 1948 (citation)- p 52, new family under Opisthandropa. p 56 in key- "mouth caudal. Pharynx
muscular (Ph tubiformis). A compact, combinde gonad lying in the anterior end".
Beauchamp P de 1961 (citation)- Lists only genus Diopisthoporus Westblad 1940- definition.
Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- p 92-3 definition of family - 1 genus genus Diopisthoporus Westblad 1940
"male gonapore and mouth opening at posterior end. A muscular ciliated pharynx tube present.
gonad compact, ovary and testis unpaired."
Crezee M 1975 (citation)- unique pharynx- not like any other p 840.
Doe DA 1981 (citation)- lists as having pharynx simplex not coronatus.