Diplocardia

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Genus Diplocardia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Oligochaeta
Order: Haplotaxida
Family: Acanthodrilidae
Genus: Diplocardia
Garmon, 1888
Species

52+, see text

Diplocardia is a genus of North American (USA, Mexico) earthworms with 52-57 known species that is remarkably similar to Australian Diplotrema Spencer, 1900.

Species include Diplocardia pettiboneae (Gates 1977)[1] and Diplocardia longa (Moore 1904), with bioluminescent mucus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Misspelled "D. pettibonae Gates 1977" by James (1995: 34) and this copied to Blakemore (2005/6) wherewithin species lists are presented].
  • Blakemore, R.J. (2005). American earthworms from north of the Rio Grande - a species checklist. COE, YNU. Retrieved on 10 May 2005 [1]
  • Blakemore, R.J. (2006). American earthworms from north of the Rio Grande - a species checklist (2nd edition). COE, YNU. Retrieved on 13th Dec, 2006 [2]
  • James, S.W. (1995). Systematics, biogeography and ecology of earthworms from eastern, central, southern and southwestern USA. in P. Hendrix (ed.) Earthworm Ecology and Biogeography in North America, pp. 29–51. CRC Press, Inc, Boca Raton, Florida. Retrieved on 4th Mar, 2008 from Google Books