Two new earthworm species from Belize (Oligochaeta: Acanthodrilidae)

Emma Sherlock, Csaba Csuzdi

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Abstract

In 2001 the Soil Biodiversity Group of the Natural History Museum, London collected Oligochaeta material from bromeliad epiphytes and litter samples in Belize. This material remained unidentified until being passed to the Annelida curator in 2010. Elaborating this material resulted in discovery of two earthworm species new to science Eutrigaster (Graffia) georgei sp. nov. and Kaxdrilus sherbutti sp. nov. belonging to the family Acanthodrilidae (Benhamiinae) and Acanthodrilidae (Acanthodrilinae) respectively. http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6BEB9E5A-7D54-4E48-913D-EF76D7DACC16.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1911-1919
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Natural History
Volume47
Issue number29-30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 9 2013

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Keywords

  • Acanthodrilidae
  • Belice
  • Belize
  • Central America
  • earthworms
  • new species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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