Metaphire baruana ( Stephenson, 1932 )

Bantaowong, Ueangfa, Chanabun, Ratmanee, James, Samuel W. & Panha, Somsak, 2016, Seven new species of the earthworm genus Metaphire Sims & Easton, 1972 from Thailand (Clitellata: Megascolecidae), Zootaxa 4117 (1), pp. 63-84 : 68

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4117.1.3

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5621299

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scientific name

Metaphire baruana ( Stephenson, 1932 )
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Metaphire baruana ( Stephenson, 1932)

( Figure 4 View FIGURE 4 , Table 1 View TABLE 1 )

Amyntas bosschae Horst, 1893 sensu Beddard 1900: 892 , nec Horst ( Stephenson 1932). Pheretima baruana Stephenson, 1932: 209 –211, Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 .

Metaphire baruana (Stephenson) . Sims & Easton 1972: 239.

Material examined. Lectotype NHMUK 1924.10. 5.14. 1 (designated herein). The type locality is Khota Baru, Malay Peninsula. Paralectotype: one semi-clitellate ( NHMUK 1924.10.5.14.2), same locality as lectotype.

Diagnosis. Medium, length 115–132 mm with 118–127 segments. Male pores on prominent protuberances on XVIII, genital markings on the inner slope of the left male porophore. Spermathecal pores paired at 5 / 6–8 / 9, spermathecal ampulla pear-shaped, diverticulum slender with small ovoid knob. No nephridia on the spermathecal ducts. Holandric, intestinal caeca simple, first dorsal pore in 12 / 13. Prostate glands large, genital marking glands sessile.

Remarks. Beddard's record of " Amyntas bosschae " was based on an unspecified number of individuals ( Beddard 1900). Stephenson (1932: 209) found "Two specimens, both of which had been opened", and recognized them as belonging to a new species. His detailed description was mainly based on one specimen, the larger one of the two, "which may be considered as the type " (ibid.). Since this may not be understood as an explicit type designation, we designate this specimen as lectotype, and the other sub-adult specimen as paralectotype. The lectotype is illustrated in Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 .

Khota Baru, northern Malaysia, the type locality of M. baruana , is quite close to Songkhla, south Thailand, the type locality of M. songkhlaensis sp. n. However, the distinct genital markings in the male pores area of M. baruana are absent in M. songkhlaensis sp. n., this being the most significant difference of the new species to M. baruana .

This species is known only from its type locality in Kota Bharu, north-eastern Malaysia.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Clitellata

Order

Opisthopora

Family

Megascolecidae

Genus

Metaphire

Loc

Metaphire baruana ( Stephenson, 1932 )

Bantaowong, Ueangfa, Chanabun, Ratmanee, James, Samuel W. & Panha, Somsak 2016
2016
Loc

Metaphire baruana

Sims 1972: 239
1972
Loc

Amyntas bosschae Horst, 1893 sensu Beddard 1900 : 892

Stephenson 1932: 209
Beddard 1900: 892
1900