Abstract

The number of Anisochaeta from New South Wales is more than doubled to 50 species in the present account. Twenty-seven species are newly described, one of which is tentatively attributed to the dubious genus Propheretima. A checklist is presented with the distributions of the twenty-three previously described Anisochaeta from NSW that were variously attributed to the genera Perichaeta, Megascolex, and Spenceriella. One species, Megascolex crateroides Boardman, 1943, is herein synonymized with Anisochaeta gracilis (Fletcher, 1886b). A replacement name, Anisochaeta trichaeta, is proposed for the homonym of the Victorian Trichaeta australis Spencer, 1900. A key is provided for currently known NSW species. The generic definition of Anisochaeta is modified to accommodate forms with the newly discovered vesiculate nephridial condition. Several of the new species have setae between the male pores, further reducing the distinctiveness of Propheretima from the prior genus Spenceriella, which is itself currently synonymized under Anisochaeta.

 
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Blakemore, 2000, Rec. Aust. Mus. 52(1): 1–40
Author
R. J. Blakemore
Year
2000
Title
New species of the earthworm genus Anisochaeta (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) from New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
52
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
40
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.52.2000.1307
Language
English
Date Published
06 July 2000
Cover Date
06 July 2000
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
OLIGOCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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06 July 2000
Available Online
06 July 2000
Reference Number
1307
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