Maoridrilus felix vallis Blakemore, 2010



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 2010

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



South Island, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Blakemore, Robert J. (2010). New zeal for new New Zealand earthworms (Acanthodrilidae, Octochaetidae, Megascolecidae, Lumbricidae: Oligochaeta: Annelida). VermEcology, Japan, 55 pp., CD publication compliant with ICZN (1999: Art. 8).


Other references:

Blakemore, Robert J. (2017). Maoridrilus felix. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T103167440A103193330. Downloaded on 18 September 2021.

Boyer, Stephane, Blakemore, Robert J. and Wratten, Steve D. (2011). An integrative taxonomic approach to the identification of three new New Zealand endemic earthworm species (Acanthodrilidae, Octochaetidae: Oligochaeta). Zootaxa 2994: 21-32.

Overmars, F. B. et al. (1998). Ngakawau Ecological District: Survey Report for the Protected Natural Areas Programme. Department of Conservation, West Coast Conservancy., Hokitika, N.Z.


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