Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Three new species and new records of Oligochaeta, Glossoscolecidae, from the Venezuelan Andes

G. Righi, Y. Araujo


Five species of Oligochaeta, Glossoscolecidae, from Venezuela, Merida State (1,500 to 4,350 m a.s.1.) were studied by dissection and serial microscopical sections. Andiorrhinus (Amazonidrilus) gavi n. sp. is characterized by the space aa wider in XX-XXIII and seven pairs of hearts in VII-XIII. A. (Meridrilus) rimeda, n. sp. is notable for the pair of puberal bands lateral do b in XX-XXIII flanked by two longitudinal cords. Rhinodrilus mucuba, n. sp. has a typical arrangement of the setae and spermathecae. New observations are reported for the previously known Onychochaeta windlei and A. (M.) kuika; the variability of the latter species is recorded.

Key words: Oligochaeta, Glossoscolecidae, Venezuela, Andes, Taxonomy.

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