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ON THE VARIATIONS IN LOCATION OF GENITAL MARKINGS IN AMYNTHAS MORRISI BEDDARD (1892) AND METAPHIRE POSTHUMA VAILLANT (1868) (OLIGOCHAETA :MEGASCOLECIDAE)

Neena Dhiman1 and S.K. Battish2

G.N.G. College, Model Town, Ludhiana

Department of Zoology & Fisheries, P.A.U., Ludhiana - 141 004

Abstract
The paper includes variations in location of genital markings of two species of earthworms, Amynthas morrisi Beddard (1892) and Metaphire posthuma Vaillant (1868) of Megascolecidae. A brief comparison of taxonomically important features for identification of these species is also added.

Key words: Amynthas morrisi, Metaphire posthuma, genital markings, Megascolecidae, Oligochaeta.


 

 
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