Description of a new Central African earthworm, Petroscolex centenarius gen. Et sp. Nov. (Crassiclitellata, Eudrilidae), celebrating the 100th birthday of Pietro Omodeo

Csaba Csuzdi, Emilia Rota, Tímea Szederjesi, Emma Sherlock, George G. Brown, Chih Han Chang, Dario Diaz Cosin, Carlos Fragoso, Barrie G.M. Jamieson, Yong Hong, Samuel W. James, Maurizio G. Paoletti, Tomás Pavlícek, Danuta Plisko, Victor V. Pop, Huei Ping Shen

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Abstract

Prof. Pietro Omodeo (University of Siena, Italy), the world-renowned earthworm taxonomist and evolutionary biologist, was born in Cefalù, Sicily, Italy on the 27th September, 1919. He celebrates his 100th birthday in 2019 and members of the international community of earthworm taxonomists salute him with Petroscolex centenarius gen. et sp. nov., a new megadrile taxon discovered in 1991 by him but which has not been formally described until now. The many important contributions of Omodeo to oligochaetological research are briefly mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-508
Number of pages8
JournalZootaxa
Volume4674
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 27 2019

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Keywords

  • Centenarium
  • Central-Africa
  • New genus
  • Oligochaeta
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Csuzdi, C., Rota, E., Szederjesi, T., Sherlock, E., Brown, G. G., Chang, C. H., Cosin, D. D., Fragoso, C., Jamieson, B. G. M., Hong, Y., James, S. W., Paoletti, M. G., Pavlícek, T., Plisko, D., Pop, V. V., & Shen, H. P. (2019). Description of a new Central African earthworm, Petroscolex centenarius gen. Et sp. Nov. (Crassiclitellata, Eudrilidae), celebrating the 100th birthday of Pietro Omodeo. Zootaxa, 4674(5), 501-508. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4674.5.1