Australian Museum Journal The earthworm genus Oreoscolex (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) in New South Wales

Shortform:
Jamieson, 1975, Rec. Aust. Mus. 29(10): 245–259
Author(s):
Jamieson, B. G. M.
Year published:
1975
Title:
The earthworm genus Oreoscolex (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) in New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
29
Issue:
10
Start page:
245
End page:
259
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.29.1975.224
Language:
English
Date published:
10 February 1975
Cover date:
10 February 1975
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
OLIGOCHAETA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
03 March 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
224
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (88kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1214kb PDF)

Abstract

[Summary]. Descriptions are given of four species of Oreoscolex recently transferred to this genus from Notoscolex. All are shown to have the eight setae per segment and multiple caudal nephrostomes diagnostic of the genus. A key to the five species of Oreoscolex in New South Wales, including the type-species O. imparicystis, is given. Occurrence of a further eight species in Tasmania strongly suggests that the genus will also be found in intervening Victoria.

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