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John Warren Reynolds

John Warren Reynolds
Oligochaetology Laboratory, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada · Research and Publications

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., LL.B., Dipl. Pol. Sci., F.C.F.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8362-9071

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Introduction
May 2017 = became taxonomic editor for WoRMS. Contribution to earthworms and leeches in the Northwest Territories species for 2021-2025: general status . Earthworms in American Ecoregions published in October 2020 (available free on ResearchGate). Earthworms in Canadian Ecozones published in Earthworms & their Ecological Significance. (January 2022) "The earthworms of Canada" to be published, English & French +/- Sept 2022. "Earthworms in Canadian Forests" in Earthworms & Ecological Processes
Additional affiliations
July 1991 - January 1996
Fleming College
Position
  • Chair
Description
  • Manager of the Technical Resources Division composed of: Cartography, GIS, Geology, Heavy Equipment, Resources Drilling and Terrain & Water, plus Apprentices and International CIDA/CAAA Projects in Belize and Bangladesh.
June 1977 - August 1977
Cape Breton University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • taught Field Natural History (Summer School)
January 1977 - January 2024
New Brunswick Museum
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
January 2010 - January 2011
College of Freemasonry
Field of study
  • Freemasonry
August 1981 - February 1982
Holland College
Field of study
  • Police Science
September 1977 - June 1981
University of New Brunswick
Field of study
  • Common Law

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Publications (702)
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ABSTRACT The first earthworm survey on Pelee Island (Essex Co., Ontario) recorded ten introduced lumbricid species. Although the southernmost inhabited point in Canada and part of Carolinian Canada, which has a direct ferry connection to counties in Ohio where native earthworm species have been reported, none were collect on Pelee Island. Aporrecto...
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This web-based Second Edition of Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica: integrates the accounts included in the original volume (Reynolds and Cook, 1976) with those presented in the three supplements (Reynolds and Cook, 1981, 1989, 1993) - the original series; updates and corrects accounts for the generic, subgeneric, specific, and infra-specific names of...
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ABSTRACT This paper reports the results of the 16th Great Global Earthworm Race which was held in Thiruvananthapuram, India at the Sree Moola Vilasam Model Boys High School at Overbridge, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Although no new track records were broken, this was the first time that the following species were registered for the race: La...
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Ecoregions are areas where ecosystems (and the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources) are generally similar. This ecoregion framework is derived from Omernik (1987) and from mapping done in collaboration with EPA regional offices, other Federal agencies, state resource management agencies, and neighbouring North American countries....
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Earthworm survey was conducted in the selected habitats of selected districts in Uttarakhand, India. Earthworms were collected from Ramnagar, Kilburry, Nanadhaur (Nainital), Champawat, Tehri, Pauri, Chakrata. Nine genera and 18 species of earthworms were identified, belonging to the families: LUMBRICIDAE: Aporrectodea caliginosa, Ap. rosea, Ap. tra...
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Recent official documentation of Eisenia andrei Bouché, 1972 in Canada brings the number of known terrestrial earthworm species in Canada to 37. This paper details the chronological record of the 37 species found in Canada by presenting the date collected, the location and collector, where possible. In addition, the name of the species when collect...
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The fascinating world has more than 700 species of leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea). On the other hand India possesses 83 species. There are two records terrestrial leech species from Nagaland: Haemadipsa satyanarayanai Mandal et al., 2020 and H. zeylanica dhritii Mandal et al., 2022. The authors had the opportunity to establish a new leech for scienc...
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Many economically significant fish species eat polychaetes, which have a high calorific value and are protein-rich. The taxonomic status, geographic range, and habitat ecology of 40 species belonging to 29 genera and 18 families are examined in the article. Numerous polychaetes are employed as live feed and biopesticide in the agriculture and aquac...
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The Deccan plateau spans nine states: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. The Chotonagpur plateau includes parts of Chhattisgarh, central Jharkhand, and Meghalaya (Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills). We had the opportunity to collect and record some Chotonagpur plateau leeches. Only two species, Hemiclepsis chharw...
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The fascinating world of leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) has more than 700 species. On the other hand, India possesses 82 species. There is a record of only one terrestrial leech species Haemadipsa satyanarayanai Mandal et al., 2020. The authors had the opportunity to establish a new leech for science Haemadipsa zeylanica dhritii n. ssp. from Nagalan...
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Quatre espèces, Aporrectodea rosea, A. turgida, Lumbricus rubellus et Octolasion tyrtaeum ont été observées pour la première fois dans le comté d'Arthabaska, Québec. On atteint donc le nombre de onze espèces connues dans ce comté. L'amélioration des sols, les communautés de vers de terre et la biomasse sont discutés. Mots clé: Canada, Québec, Comté...
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ABSTRACT Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura States comprise North-East India. More than 700 species of leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) are known in the world. In India, 82 leech species are recorded currently. Of the total number of leeches in all of India, 67 species, 24 genera and 5 families, are fre...
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Human activities cause major ecological changes by reshuffling the spatial distribution of species. The extent to which this process affects belowground biota is a critical issue because soil organisms play a key role in ecosystem functioning and maintenance. However, the magnitude of the reshuffling of soil species remains unknown so far because o...
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Canadian forests cover 43% of its landmass, which represent 10% of the world's overall forested areas and 30% of the world's boreal forests. There are eight forest regions in Canada plus grassland and tundra. Each forest region is represented by a description, map, earthworm diversity and function. Four appendices summarize: the distribution and di...
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Reynolds, J.W., P.M. Catling and B. Kostiuk. 2021. List 6.9. Earthworms and Leeches. (pp. 88–93) In: Working Group on General Status of NWT Species. NWT Species 2021–2025 - General Status Ranks of Wild Species in the Northwest Territories, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, NT. 388...
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Sixteen earthworm species in six lumbricid genera and one species in the genus Sparganophilus (Sparganophilidae) are recorded from the 25,785 ha Spednic Lake Protected Natural Area (SL PNA), New Brunswick, Canada, the result of survey of 71 sites, most examined in 2017–18. Fourteen of the species encountered are considered European introductions. A...
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Ecozones are described by the basal physical features of the environment: geological structure and chemistry, the land forms which have developed on the geological under pinnings over time, and climate. These are major geographical units with a characteristic macro climate, whose constituent physiographic forms, faunal and floral realms, hydrologic...
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In the last decades, concerns have emerged that boreal forests could convert from a carbon sink to a carbon source, thus accentuating climate change. Although forest fire is generally mentioned as the main factor that could cause the boreal forest to transition to a carbon source, other factors, such as exotic earthworm activity, could also play an...
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Earthworms are considered the best ecological engineers and they are distributed across various ecotypes around the world. The diverse habitats of earthworms make them interesting to explore. In addition, this review discusses the availability of various species of earthworms in relation to the various land use systems in various countries and cont...
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In this paper we present the results of a preliminary inventory of the terrestrial oligochaetes, or earthworms, of the Nachusa Grasslands preserve in Lee and Ogle Counties, Illinois, USA, based upon specimens collected from 23 sites in April and October 2015. In total, eight species representing four genera in the family Lumbricidae are reported, i...
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In this paper we present the results of a preliminary inventory of the terrestrial oligochaetes, or earthworms, of the Nachusa Grasslands preserve in Lee and Ogle Counties, Illinois, USA, based upon specimens collected from 23 sites in April and October 2015. In total, eight species representing four genera in the family Lumbricidae are reported, i...
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Asian pheretimoid "jumping worms" are found throughout the northeast and midwest United States but had previously only been documented once in Canada, in 2014. In summer 2021, reports were received of "unusual" earthworms in the gardens of private residences in southern Ontario, Canada. Following up on these reports, we provide five new collections...
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History of earthworms in Ontario and invasion of "jumping worms"
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Life and work of İbrahim Mete Mısırlıoǧlu (1972-2021)
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ABSTRACT This paper reviews the organisms that are parasites, parasitoids or predators of earthworms in various parts of the world. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, but to illustrate the diversity of organisms which are considered to be "enemies" of earthworms. Although there are predatory species of aquatic oligochaetes, this paper deals p...
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ABSTRACT Dendrobaena pentheri is an epigeic species that prefers humid steppe regions, in the vicinity of streams or woody and plant habitats in a Mediterranean and Boreal climate. It has been recorded from Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cyprus, Iran and Greece (Rhodes). Previously it has been found from almost all geographic regions of Tur...
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ABSTRACT An exotic and highly invasive Amynthas alexandri Beddard, 1901 of the family Megascolecidae was collected and reported for the first time from the southern Indian state of Karnataka. In the present study, specimens were collected from four sites of Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru and Dakshina Kannada Districts located in the Western Ghats and...
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An exotic and highly invasive Amynthas alexandri Beddard, 1901 of the family Megascolecidae was collected and reported for the first time from the southern Indian state of Karnataka. In the present study, specimens were collected from four sites of Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru and Dakshina Kannada Districts located in the Western Ghats and South West...
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Dendrobaena pentheri is an epigeic species that prefers humid steppe regions, in the vicinity of streams or woody and plant habitats in a Mediterranean and Boreal climate. It has been recorded from Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cyprus, Iran and Greece (Rhodes). Previously it has been found from almost all geographic regions of Turkey, but m...
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Several recent focused collections, directed at habitats often supporting Sparganophilus, have turned out to contain new state and county earthworm distribution records in Colorado and California. A collection history of these species is presented for the two states. The lumbricids, Dendrodrilus rubidus, Eiseniella tetraedra and Lumbricus terrestri...
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Several recent focused collections, directed at habitats often supporting Sparganophilus, have turned out to contain new state and county earthworm distribution records in Colorado and California. A collection history of these species is presented for the two states. The lumbricids, Dendrodrilus rubidus, Eiseniella tetraedra and Lumbricus terrestri...
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Ecozones are described by the basal physical features of the environment: geological structure and chemistry, the landforms which have developed on the geological underpinnings over time, and climate. These are major geographical units with a characteristic macro climate, whose constituent physiographic forms, faunal and floral realms, hydrological...
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ABSTRACT Recent collections have recorded 6 earthworm species not previously known to exist in Tunisia (Bimastos parvus, Dendrobaena samarigera, Helodrilus ospensis, Microscolex algeriensis, M. phosphoreus and Octodrilus complanatus).. When combined with the 10 known species, this brings the list of earthworms in Tunisia to 16 species in 13 genera...
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Aporrectodea handlirschi mahnerti (Zicsi, 1973) is a Turkish endemic earthworm species. It was recorded from Uludağ-Bursa, Trabzon-Hamsiköy and Eskişehir previously. It was recorded from Abant National Park in Bolu Province in this study.
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Aporrectodea handlirschi mahnerti (Zicsi, 1973) is a Turkish endemic earthworm species. It was recorded from Uludag-Bursa, Trabzon-Hamsiköy and Eskisehir previously. It was recorded from Abant National Park in Bolu Province in this study.
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Aporrectodea handlirschi mahnerti (Zicsi, 1973) is a Turkish endemic earthworm species. It was recorded from Uludağ-Bursa, Trabzon-Hamsiköy and Eskişehir previously. It was recorded from Abant National Park in Bolu Province in this study.
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This small collection of terrestrial earthworms from New Island (Falkland Islands, UKOT) and the Northwest Territories (Canada) produced three new island and two new territory records. Aporrectodea turgida, Dendrodrilus rubidus and Lumbricus rubellus are the first earthworm records for New Island and Bimastos parvus and Lumbricus rubellus are repor...
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Pollenia rudis (Diptera, Calliphoridae) is a major nuisance insect pest in buildings and other structures during the fall and winter months. Adult flies invade to overwinter and cluster around windows and attics. These flies are parasites of earthworms, but the host worms are very poorly documented across North America. We report the first identifi...
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The following note includes content that was developed for the upcoming Northwest Territories Government Publication "NWT Species 2021-2025". This content may be useful as an example of introductory material for interpretation of Oligochaetes and some leeches, and its science base, as well as for specific information about these groups in NWT. Dist...
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Ten species in six genera of lumbricid earthworms are recorded from the Grand Lake Protected Natural Area (GL PNA), New Brunswick, Canada, the results of survey. Eight of the species are considered European introductions. Aporrectodea tuberculata and Lumbricus rubellus are the most widespread species across the 10,697 ha PNA, including in seasonall...
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This paper lists all the known earthworm species in the 49 continental United States. There are currently 185 species and 129 are considered rare and 55 are frequently found. For each rare species, there is listed the origin, USA distribution, other distribution, reproduction type and ecological type. There is a discussion of the number of species...
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This paper lists all the known earthworm species in the 49 continental United States. There are currently 185 species and 129 are considered rare and 55 are frequently found. For each rare species, there is listed the origin, USA distribution, other distribution, reproduction type and ecological type. There is a discussion of the number of species...
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This small collection of terrestrial earthworms from California and New Mexico produced one new state and nine new county records. Sparganophilus pearsei is reported from New Mexico for the first time. There are new county records for San Luis Obispo and Santa Clara Counties (California) and Catron, Grant, Hildalgo and Santa Fe Counties (New Mexico...
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This small collection of terrestrial earthworms from California and New Mexico produced one new state and nine new county records. Sparganophilus pearsei is reported from New Mexico for the first time. There are new county records for San Luis Obispo and Santa Clara Counties (California) and Catron, Grant, Hildalgo and Santa Fe Counties (New Mexico...
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Seven species in four genera of lumbricid earthworms are recorded from the 2,832 ha Caledonia Gorge Protected Natural Area (CG PNA), New Brunswick, Canada. Six of the species are considered European introductions. We consider Bimastos (Dendrodrilus) rubidus, recorded at four of 15 sites surveyed in the CG PNA, as native to Maritime Canada. Non-nati...
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ABSTRACT There are currently 33 species in 14 genera, and three families reported from Canada. Almost half (16 species) are considered rare, i.e. when a species is reported from less than four jurisdictions and/or the number of specimens collected are less than ten. Origin, distribution, reproduction and ecological type is given for each species r...
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ABSTRACT The genus Octodrilus is represented by two species in Turkey: Octodrilus complanatus (Dugès, 1828) and Octodrilus transpadanus (Rosa, 1884). O. transpadanus is a Trans-Aegean species recorded from central Europe through Turkey to Georgia. It was recorded from almost all geographic regions of Turkey in previous studies. O. complanatus is a...
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ABSTRACT The genus Octodrilus is represented by two species in Turkey: Octodrilus complanatus (Dugès, 1828) and Octodrilus transpadanus (Rosa, 1884). O. transpadanus is a Trans-Aegean species recorded from central Europe through Turkey to Georgia. It was recorded from almost all geographic regions of Turkey in previous studies. O. complanatus is a...
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The genus Octodrilus is represented by two species in Turkey: Octodrilus complanatus (Dugès, 1828) and Octodrilus transpadanus (Rosa, 1884). O. transpadanus is a Trans-Aegean species recorded from central Europe through Turkey to Georgia. It was recorded from almost all geographic regions of Turkey in previous studies. O. complanatusis a circum-med...
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ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE GENUS OCTODRILUS (CLITELLATA, MEGADRILI) IN TURKEY.
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ABSTRACT In total, 42 collections were taken from Watson Lake to Dawson City and produced two species new to the Yukon: Eiseniella tetraedra and Lumbricus castaneus. The collections near Watson Lake, which is in the southeastern portion of the territory, were taken during the 2019 Yukon Conservation Data Centre Bioblitz. This brings the number of...
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In total, 42 collections were taken from Watson Lake to Dawson City and produced two species new to the Yukon: Eiseniella tetraedra and Lumbricus castaneus. The collections near Watson Lake, which is in the southeastern portion of the territory, were taken during the 2019 Yukon Conservation Data Centre Bioblitz. This brings the number of known spec...
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In total, 42 collections were taken from Watson Lake to Dawson City and produced two species new to the Yukon: Eiseniella tetraedra and Lumbricus castaneus. The collections near Watson Lake, which is in the southeastern portion of the territory, were taken during the 2019 Yukon Conservation Data Centre Bioblitz. This brings the number of known spec...
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In total, 42 collections were taken from Watson Lake to Dawson City and produced two species new to the Yukon: Eiseniella tetraedra and Lumbricus castaneus. The collections near Watson Lake, which is in the southeastern portion of the territory, were taken during the 2019 Yukon Conservation Data Centre Bioblitz. This brings the number of known spec...
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This survey of the earthworms from all 95 counties of Tennessee, USA, documents the presence of 20 species previously unreported from the state, increasing the state list to 62 species. Reported from the state for the first time are: and Microscolex phosphoreus. In addition, one as yet undescribed species, referenced herein as Diplocardia n.sp. TN0...
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Unknown worm invasions in North America.
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Earthworm in the Yukon
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Small collections of earthworms from the Emirates of Dubai and Ras al Khaimah United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) yielded new distributional records. Celeriella duodecimalis (Octochaetidae) is a new record for Dubai and Konhadrilus zicsii and Ramiella bishambari (Octochaetidae) are the first records for Ras al Khaimah, while C. duodecimalis and K. zicsii...
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Small collections of earthworms from the Emirates of Dubai and Ras al Khaimah United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) yielded new distributional records. Celeriella duodecimalis (Octochaetidae) is a new record for Dubai and Konhadrilus zicsii and Ramiella bishambari (Octochaetidae) are the first records for Ras al Khaimah, while C. duodecimalis and K. zicsii...
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ABSTRACT Recent collections have been uncovered which contained new distribution records for Texas, USA (Dendrodrilus rubidus) and Morocco (Eiseniella tetraedra). There is an identification key, distribution map and sites, illustrated glossary and drawings for the species known to exist in Morocco. Key words: Morocco, New Mexico, Texas, Oligochae...
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In this study, an updated list of Turkish earthworm species is presented. In the last five years, several new species were added to the earthworm fauna of Turkey namely: Amynthas morrisi, Dendrobaena cevdeti, Dendrobaena cognettii, Dendrobaena pavliceki, Dendrobaena szalokii, Dendrobaena taurica, Eisenia andrei, Eisenia kontschani , Eisenia patrici...
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This is a reporting on the occurrence of little known species of earthworm Megascolex lawsoni (Bourne, 1886), of the Family Megascolecidae for the first time from the political boundary of the State of Kerala. Specimens were collected from 12 locations within Wayanad District. So far, they have been reported from neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu a...
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In this study, an updated list of Turkish earthworm species is presented. In the last five years, several new species were added to the earthworm fauna of Turkey namely: Amynthas morrisi, Dendrobaena cevdeti, Dendrobaena cognettii, Dendrobaena pavliceki, Dendrobaena szalokii, Dendrobaena taurica, Eisenia andrei, Eisenia kontschani , Eisenia patrici...
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This is a reporting on the occurrence of little known species of earthworm Megascolex lawsoni (Bourne, 1886), of the Family Megascolecidae for the first time from the political boundary of the State of Kerala. Specimens were collected from 12 locations within Wayanad District. So far, they have been reported from neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu a...
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This second major earthworm survey of the state of Oklahoma, USA, records nine taxa for the first time from the remaining 33 counties that had not previously been surveyed. The species are Acanthodrilidae: Diplocardia glabra, D. texensis, Diplocardia n. sp. OK04, Diplocardia n. sp. OK05, Microscolex dubius, Microscolex phosphoreus; Lumbricidae: Bim...