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Driloleirus macelfreshi Smith, 1937

Oregon giant earthworm

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original description:

Smith, F. (1937). New North American species of earthworms of the family Megascolecidae. United States National Museum, Proceedings 84: 157-181 [166-168].

 

Synonym/s: Megascolides macelfreshi Smith, 1937

 

Conservation Status

Disappeared in April 29, 1981?; 1985 (Suckling et al. 2004). Rediscovered in 2008 (Gervais, 2008).

[url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/details/6829/0]Vulnerable[/url]

 

Distribution

Oregon, USA

 

Biology

 

Hypodigm

 

Media

 

References

Original description:

Smith, F. (1937). New North American species of earthworms of the family Megascolecidae. United States National Museum, Proceedings 84: 157-181 [166-168].

 

Other references:

Gervais, Jennifer. (2008). Details of “Rediscovery” of Oregon Giant Earthworm in 2008. Unpuplished report.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Driloleirus macelfreshi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 18 February 2013.

https://www.xerces.org/oregon-giant-earthworm/

https://edgeofthehills.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/driloleirus-macelfreshi-lives.html

 

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