A new species of earthworm in Amynthas hexathecus species group (Clitellata: Megascolecidae) from the Nam Xam National Protected Area, Laos

Title
A new species of earthworm in Amynthas hexathecus species group (Clitellata: Megascolecidae) from the Nam Xam National Protected Area, Laos
Authors
Hong, Y; James, SW; Inkhavilay, K
Keywords
OLIGOCHAETA MEGASCOLECIDAE; NBCA
Issue Date
2014
Publisher
JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY
Citation
J NAT HIST;J. Nat. Hist.;09-Feb;2014;48;05�� 06��
Abstract
Earthworm specimens collected from the Nam Xam National Protected Area, Laos represent a new species of Megascolecidae: Amynthas hauyhowensis sp. nov. Amynthas hauyhowensis sp. nov. is in the hexathecus species group in Sims and Easton (1972), defined by having five pairs of spermathecae in 4/5-8/9. The species has secondary male pores equatorial in XVIII at the 11th setal lines, paired invaginated genital papillae postsetal on XVII anterior to male pores, and manicate intestinal caeca. A description of the new species is provided, including illustrations of the ventral view, intestinal caeca, prostate gland and representative spermathecae.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2292
ISSN
1464-5262
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