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Scientific classification

T. juliae
Binomial name
Timyma juliae
E. M. Froehlich, 1978

Timyma is a genus of land planarians that currently contains a single species, Timyma juliae. The species was found in Chile, but its anatomic features indicate that it is probably introduced in South America, being native from somewhere in the Pacific. [1]


The genus Timyma includes planarians of elongate body and spatula-like anterior end. The testes are ventral, indicating that it is probably related to the Australasia species of the tribe Caenoplanini. However, the longitudinal cutaneous musculature of Timyma is very weak, differently from other genera in the tribe. [2] The copulatory apparatus lacks adenodactyls and a permanent penis papilla.

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  1. Froehlich, Eudóxia M. (1978). "On a collection of Chilean landplanarians". Boletim de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo. 3: 7–80.
  2. Ogren, R. E.; Kawakatsu, M. (1991). "Index to the species of the family Geoplanidae (Turbellaria, Tricladida, Terricola) Part II: Caenoplaninae and Pelmatoplaninae". Bulletin of Fujis Women's College. 29: 35–58. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg