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Descriptions of two new earthworm species, Iridodrilus abujaensis and Iridodrilus furcothecata (Eudrilidae: Oligochaeta: Annelida) from Nigeria

S.O. Owa

Abstract


Two new eudriline earthworm species, Iridodrilus abujaensis and Iridodrilus furcothecata are described from collections made around the Federal Capital Territory and Wukari, Nigeria. They are distinguished by the forms of their external papillae, seminal vesicles, ovospermathecal systems and other characters.



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