New earthworm species and records from the Southern Carpathians (Megadrili: Lumbricidae)

  • Tímea Szederjesi Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13
  • Victor V. Pop Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Orsolya Márton Institute for Soil Sciences and Agricultural Chemistry, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • Csaba Csuzdi Department of Zoology, Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary
Keywords: earthworms, Lumbricidae, species, Carpathians, Romania


Recent collecting trips to different parts of the Southern Carpathians resulted in reporting 26 earthworm species, among them two species new to science: Dendrobaena cinerea sp. n. and Octodrilus banaticus sp. n. Moreover, Allolobophora pannonica (Cognetti, 1906) has been resurrected from synonymy of A. mehadiensis mehadiensis Rosa, 1895 and reinstated as a separate species. With all these, the number of earthworm species and subspecies present in Romania is now 80.

How to Cite
SzederjesiT., PopV. V., MártonO., & CsuzdiC. (2019). New earthworm species and records from the Southern Carpathians (Megadrili: Lumbricidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 65(2), 123–142.

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