[Annelida] A loathsome oddity, Tyrannobdella

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Wed May 25 16:11:48 EST 2011


Do I have your attention? :-)

Tyrannobdella rex.

 I (and ISI web of knowledge) missed this beast when first published
April last year, but happy to catch up with it now it thanks to Rod
Page.

http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-ten-new-species-described-in-2010.html


Phillips, A.J., Arauco-Brown, R., Oceguera-Figueroa, A., Gomez, G.P.,
Beltrán, M., Lai, Y.-T. & Siddall, M.E. (2010) Tyrannobdella rex N. Gen.
N. Sp. and the Evolutionary Origins of Mucosal Leech Infestations. PLoS
ONE, 5, e10057.

Open access:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010057
Public opinion:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36563451/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/fanged-leech-pulled-girls-nose/

Geoff




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