New and little known species of the genus Martiodrilus Michaelsen, 1936 from French Guiana (Oligochaeta, Glossoscolecidae)

Csaba Csuzdi, Tomáš Pavlíček

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Abstract

The genus Martiodrilus is native to South America, with two species, Martiodrilus tenkatei (Horst, 1887) and Martiodrilus duodenarius (Michaelsen, 1918), previously recorded from French Guiana. In this paper we verified the presence of both species in French Guiana and provided a new record, Martiodrilus (Botaria) helleri (Michaelsen, 1918). Furthermore, two new species were described: Martiodrilus (Botaria) dewynteri sp. nov. and Martiodrilus (Maipure) gaucherie sp. nov. The subgeneric division of the genus Martiodrilus is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalZootaxa
Issue number3099
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2011

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Keywords

  • Amazonia
  • Earthworms
  • Martiodrilus (Botaria)
  • New species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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