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Aporodrilus mortenseni (Michaelsen, 1924)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original description:

Michaelsen, W. (1924). Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen’s Pacific Expedition 1914–16. XVII. Oligochäten von Neuseeland und den Auckland - Campbell - Inseln, Nebst einigen anderen Pacifischen Formen. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i København. 75: 197-240.

 

Synonym/s: Anisochaeta mortenseni (Michaelsen, 1924); Megascolex mortenseni Michaelsen, 1924

 

Conservation Status

Last record 1915.

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original description:

Michaelsen, W. (1924). Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen’s Pacific Expedition 1914–16. XVII. Oligochäten von Neuseeland und den Auckland - Campbell - Inseln, Nebst einigen anderen Pacifischen Formen. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i København. 75: 197-240.

 

Other references:

Blakemore, R. J. (2010). New zeal for new New Zealand earthworms (Acanthodrilidae, Octochaetidae, Megascolecidae, Lumbricidae: Oligochaeta: Annelida). VermEcology, Japan, 55 pp., CD.

Blakemore, R.J. 2011. Further records of non-cryptic New Zealand earthworms. ZooKeys 160: 23-46. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.160.2354.

Blakemore, R.J. 2014. Miscellaneous earthworm types in the Natural History Museum, London (Annelida: Oligochaeta: Megadrilacea: Eudrilidae, Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae, Moniligastridae, Octochaetidae). Opusc. Zool. Budapest 45(2): 119-155.

Lee, K.E. 1952. Studies on the Earthworm Fauna of New Zealand. III. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 80: 23-45.

Lee, K.E. 1959. The earthworm fauna of New Zealand. New Zealand Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Bulletin. 130: 1-486.

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