Comments on a phylogenetic system of the Platyhelminthes
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- Ehlers, U. Hydrobiologia (1986) 132: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00046222
Using the principles and methods of phylogenetic systematics, the phylogenetic relationships among the basic closed descendent communities (monophyla) of the taxon Platyhelminthes are discussed.
A phylogenetic system of the Platyhelminthes is presented and several hypothesized autapomorphies of the well-known main subordinated monophyla of free-living and parasitic platyhelminths are named. A monophylum ‘Turbellaria’ does not exist in reality.