A neotype for Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1857) (Clitellata)

Samuel W. James, Marie L.C. Bartz, David W. G. Stanton, Ana C. Conrado, Lise Dupont, Shabnam Taheri, Elodie Da Silva, Luís Cunha, George G. Brown

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Following many decades of work on the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the globally-distributed tropical earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1857), morphological and molecular data have shown that the stability and effectiveness of nomenclature depends on the designation of a neotype from the type locality. We do that, with all the required justifications, and provide sufficient information to permit the correct identification of this species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124, 132
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2019


  • Annelida
  • Earthworm
  • Clitellata
  • Rhinodrilidae
  • barcoding
  • taxonomy


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