Moniligaster ivaniosi Manazhy, 2011

Narayanan, S. Prasanth, Sathrumithra, S., Anuja, R., Christopher, G., Thomas, A. P. & Julka, J. M., 2021, Three new species and four new species records of earthworms of the genus Moniligaster Perrier, 1872 (Clitellata: Moniligastridae) from Kerala region of the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot, India, Zootaxa 4949 (2), pp. 381-397 : 392

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Moniligaster ivaniosi Manazhy, 2011


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Almost all species of Moniligaster , the three new species included, are restricted to a small area in the southern part of peninsular India. A notable exception is Moniligaster ivaniosi Manazhy, 2011 , recently described from the Andaman Islands, outside the currently known distributional range of the genus. To assess the taxonomic status of this species, which expands the distribution range of Moniligaster considerably, we critically reviewed the original description and reinvestigated available type material, here the holotype. As a result, M. ivaniosi is considered a junior synonym of Drawida nepalensis Michaelsen, 1907 .

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