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Taxonavigation: Rhynchobdellida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Annelida
Classis: Clitellata
Subclassis: Hirudinea
Infraclassis: Euhirudinea
Ordo: Rhynchobdellida

Familia: Glossiphoniidae
Subfamilia: Glossiphoniinae
Genus: Glossiphonia
Species: G. complanata – G. concolor – G. paludosa – G. verrucata


  • Glossiphonia Johnson, 1816: 25


  • Boreobdella Johansson, 1929: 144


  • Johnson, James R. 1816: A Treatise on the Medicinal Leech; Including its Medical and Natural History; also Remarks upon the Diseases, Preservation and Management of Leeches. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London.: 147 pp.

  • Jueg, U. & Michalik, P. 2018. Lost and found – Fritz Müller´s type material of Glossiphonia verrucata (Fr. Müller, 1844) (Hirudinida, Glossiphoniidae) with notes on the leech fauna of lake Tegel in Berlin (Germany). Evolutionary Systematics, 2: 163–168. DOI: 10.3897/evolsyst.2.30793 Reference page
  • Moser, W.E. et al. 2012: Molecular characterization of Glossiphonia elegans (Verrill, 1872) (Glossiphoniidae: Hirudinida) from its type locality, West River, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. Zootaxa, 3195: 57–60. Preview