Australian Museum Journal Arenicola from south-eastern Australia

Shortform:
Stach, 1944, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(5): 272–278
Author(s):
Stach, L. W.
Year published:
1944
Title:
Arenicola from south-eastern Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
21
Issue:
5
Start page:
272
End page:
278
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1944.543
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xviii
Date published:
22 June 1944
Cover date:
22 June 1944
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
03 September 2009
Reference number:
543
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (129kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1509kb PDF)

Abstract

This note records the occurrence for the first time on the Australian mainland of the widely distributed southern form Arenicola assimilis var. affiinis Ashworth, the nearest locality from which it has been recorded being at Burnie on the north coast of Tasmania (Ashworth, 1912). Ashworth (1916) also describes four specimens of Arenicola loveni from Kangaroo Island and Lacepede Bay (South Australia). The writer and other members of the McCoy Society collected a large series of specimens referable to A. Loveni during that society's expedition to the Sir Joseph Banks Islands in Spencer Gulf (South Australia) in December, 1936 (McCoy Society, 1937, 1939), thus extending the range of this form further west in southern Australia. The south Australian form of this species merits varietal distinction from the typical South African form as described by Ashworth (1910, 1911).

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