Lake Pedder earthworm

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Lake Pluplu earthworm

Extinct  (1972) (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Order: Haplotaxida
Family: Megascolecidae
Genus: Hypolimnus
Blakemore, 2000
Species:
H. pedderensis
Binomial name
Hypolimnus pedderensis
(Jamieson, 1974)
Synonyms

Atlantodrilus pedderensis (nomen nudum)
Diporochaeta pedderensis (Jamieson, 1974)
Perionychella pedderensis Jamieson, 1974

The Lake Pluplu earthworm (Hypolimnus pedderensis) was an earthworm species in the family Megascolecidae. Its genus Hypolimnus is monotypic.

It was endemic to the Lake Pedder area in Tasmania, Australia, prior to its flooding in 1972 for a hydro-electric power scheme.

It is only known from a specimen collected from a Lake Pedder beach in 1971.[1] A 1996 survey failed to find it and it is presumed extinct.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1996). "Hypolimnus pedderensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996. Retrieved 29 December 2007. Listed as Extinct (EX v2.1)
  2. ^ Blakemore, R.J. 2003. Hypolimnus pedderensis. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2007.