The acanthodrilene earthworm genus microscolex (Diplotrema) (megascolecidae: Oligochaeta) in the northern territory of Australia

Jamieson B.G.M. and Dyne G.R. (1976) The acanthodrilene earthworm genus microscolex (Diplotrema) (megascolecidae: Oligochaeta) in the northern territory of Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 24 3: 299-311. doi:10.1071/ZO9760445


Author Jamieson B.G.M.
Dyne G.R.
Title The acanthodrilene earthworm genus microscolex (Diplotrema) (megascolecidae: Oligochaeta) in the northern territory of Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1976-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9760445
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 299
End page 311
Total pages 13
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Diplotrema is redefined to include Australian species formerly assigned to the subgenus Microscolex (Notiodvilus) and thus now contains species with or without spermathecal genital setae, presence of which formerly was considered diagnostic of Diplotrema. The presence of similar spermathecal setae in the related North American genus Diplocardia is noted. Nine species of Diplotrema are described from the Northern Territory, of which eight are new, and a key to these species is provided. One of these, D. ridei, sp. nov., has a subspecies on Melville I. the first report of an insular subspecies of a mainland oligochaete species for Australia. Three species-groups are tentatively recognized for the species of the Northern Territory. New taxonomic notes are given for D. australis, D. dameli, D. fragilis, D. queenslandica and D. cornigravei, species occurring outside the Territory. It is suggested that Diplotrema is a relict of a Gondwanaland acanthodrile fauna.
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