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Published: 2020-05-08

Checklist of earthworm species (Oligochaeta) of the North Eastern Region of India

Department of Zoology, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar—470003, Madhya Pradesh, India
House No.77/62, Mansarovar, Jaipur—302020, Rajasthan, India
Department of Zoology, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar—470003, Madhya Pradesh, India
Department of Zoology, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar—470003, Madhya Pradesh, India
Oligochaeta earthworms North Eastern Region India checklist distribution endemic

Abstract

A checklist of earthworm species hitherto recorded from North Eastern Region (NER) of India is presented. In total, 128 species/subspecies belonging to 26 genera spread over 9 families are listed. Of these, 72 species are recognized as endemics, 18 as near endemics, 5 as native peregrines and 32 as exotics. The checklist includes literature citation to the original description, type locality, important synonyms and the state-wise distributional records for each species/subspecies.

 

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