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Published: 2019-09-27
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Description of a new Central African earthworm, Petroscolex centenarius gen. et sp. nov. (Crassiclitellata, Eudrilidae), celebrating the 100th birthday of Pietro Omodeo

Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary.
University of Siena, Italy.
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
The Natural History Museum, London, UK.
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBBRAPA) Forestry, Colombo-PR, Brazil.
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Instituto de Ecología, AC Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea.
Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, United States.
University of Padova, Italy.
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Endemic Species Research Institute, Jiji, Nantou Taiwan.
Annelida Centenarium Oligochaeta taxonomy new genus Central-Africa


Prof. Pietro Omodeo (University of Siena, Italy), the world-renowned earthworm taxonomist and evolutionary biologist, was born in Cefalù, Sicily, Italy on the 27th September, 1919. He celebrates his 100th birthday in 2019 and members of the international community of earthworm taxonomists salute him with Petroscolex centenarius gen. et sp. nov., a new megadrile taxon discovered in 1991 by him but which has not been formally described until now. The many important contributions of Omodeo to oligochaetological research are briefly mentioned.



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