Earthworm fauna of French Guiana

Tomá Pavlíček, Csaba Csuzdi

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Abstract

The taxonomic diversity of earthworms in eastern Amazonia is almost unknown. In French Guiana (83,534 km) 22 species are recorded, of which about 40% are introduced. Despite of the low number of recorded taxa, the taxonomic diversity in earthworms in the humid rain forest could be very high as indicated by the description of five species and a new genus in French Guiana in 2011.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalZoology in the Middle East
Volume58
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Amazonia
  • Earthworm
  • Rain forest
  • Species diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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