By: GR Dyne and BGM Jamieson
178 b/w illustrations
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Earthworms contribute significantly to sustainability of our natural environment, and Australia has some remarkable forms. This review of the acanthodriline fauna completes the revision of Australia's known earthworms of the family Megascolecidae. A previous publication on the subfamily Megascolecinae by Barrie Jamieson, similarly made available on CD, was followed by a Supplement to that CD. We are now fortunate to have a review of Australia's acanthodriline earthworms (Megascolecidae), again presented in electronic form, and this time authored by Geoff Dyne and Barrie Jamieson. Here Australian representatives of the following genera are reviewed and new species and subspecies described: Diplotrema Spencer, 1900 Kayarmacia Jamieson, 1997 Microscolex Rosa, 1887 Neodiplotrema Dyne, 1997 Rhododrilus Beddard, 1889 Torresiella Dyne, 1997. Keys to genera and species are given and 178 illustrations are included.
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