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First record of the earthworm Prosellodrilus amplisetosus (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) outside continental Europe

Keith, Aidan M.; Schmidt, Olaf. 2013 First record of the earthworm Prosellodrilus amplisetosus (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) outside continental Europe. Irish Naturalists' Journal, 32 (1). 26-28.

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Abstract/Summary

The lumbricid earthworm Prosellodrilus amplisetosus Bouché, 1972 is reported for the first time from Ireland. One mature individual was found in an arable field, on gley loam soil, in County Louth. Since the endemic range of P. amplisetosus is restricted to the Aquitaine area in south-eastern France, this record probably reflects the fact that human-mediated introductions of soil invertebrates including earthworms occur presently.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity
CEH Sections: Parr
ISSN: 0021-1311
Additional Keywords: British Isles, earthworms, new record, species introductions
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Zoology
Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 16 Aug 2013 11:06 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9946

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