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Leech collections from Washington State, with the description of two new species of Placobdella (Annelida, Glossiphoniidae)
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Leech collections from Washington State, with the description of two new species of Placobdella (Annelida, Glossiphoniidae)

Title Variants

Alternative: Washington leech collections

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Series: American Museum novitates, no. 3701

By

Oceguera-Figueroa,Alejandro
Kvist, Sebastian
Watson, Sara C.
Sankar, Dominic F.
Overstreet, Robin M
Siddall, Mark Edward, 1966-

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

[New York] :American Museum of Natural History,c2010.

Notes

Caption title.

"December 7, 2010."

An assessment of the hirudinifauna of Washington State is presented. In total, 11 distinct leech species were found representing two new records for the state and two new species of the genus Placobdella, both described herein. Placobdella kwetlumye, n. sp., and Placobdella sophieae, n. sp., both collected in Squires Lake, Whatcom County, are morphologically similar to P. burresonae and P. pediculata respectively, but exhibit morphological features that readily separate them from congeners. In addition to the descriptions of the new species, here we provide a brief summary of the morphological traits possessed by each species found.

Subjects

Annelida , Catalogs and collections , Classification , Geographical distribution , Leeches , Placobdella kwetlumye , Placobdella sophieae , Washington (State) , Whatcom County

Call Number

QL1 .A436 no.3701 2010

Language

English

Identifiers

OCLC: 690247663

 

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