Description of the first endemic earthworm species from Cyprus (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Tímea Szederjesi, Tomás Pavlíček, C. Csuzdi

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New earthworm samples from Cyprus are assessed and discussed. A re-evaluation of specimens previously relegated to the Southern Alpine species Perelia nematogena (Rosa, 1903), revealed two independent species: Perelia phoebea (Cognetti, 1913),described originally from Rhodes Island, (Greece) and an undescribed species Perelia makrisi sp. n. The new species is similar also to the Levantine Pe. galileana Csuzdi & Pavlíček, 2005 and corroborates the hypotheses that the autochthonous earthworm fauna of Cyprus is of Levantine origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalZoology in the Middle East
Publication statusAccepted/In press - máj. 4 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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