A new earthworm species and new records from Albania with remarks on the molecular phylogenetic relationships of the Eisenia species of the Balkan Peninsula (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Tímea Szederjesi, Csaba Csuzdi

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Abstract

Earthworm material collected from Albania has been elaborated. Altogether 11 species were found, of which Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister, 1843 represents a new record for the country and Eisenia muranyii sp. n. is new to science, raising the number of earthworm species present in Albania to 32. According to the results of the phylogenetic analysis of the different Eisenia species distributed in the Balkans, E. muranyii seems to be closest to Eisenia lucens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-116
Number of pages7
JournalNorth-Western Journal of Zoology
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2015

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  • Animal Science and Zoology

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