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Leigh Winsor

A national and international authority on the identification and classification of terrestrial land planarians, on which I have worked for some 47 years. Current research interests include the taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of terrestrial flatworms of the Australian zoogeographic region, identification of invasive species of terrestrial flatworms world-wide, functional anatomy of the copulatory organs of terrestrial flatworms, and support of citizen science initiatives. Regularly undertake identifications of land planarians for iNaturalist.

Leigh's work profile

Leigh works in the following sector(s): University, Personal

Leigh's primary institution is: James Cook University

Leigh's position is: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

Leigh's work in taxonomy 

Leigh has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing

Leigh's skills are in Other

Leigh works on the taxonomy of Animals, Flatworms, Tricladida, Continenticola, Geoplanoidea, Geoplanidae land planarians

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