Octochaetus kenleei

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Taxonavigation: Lumbricina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Annelida
Classis: Clitellata
Subclassis: Oligochaeta
Ordo: Haplotaxida
Subordo: Lumbricina

Familia: Octochaetidae
Genus: Octochaetus
Species: Octochaetus kenleei


  • Octochaetus kenleei Blakemore, 2010 [redescribed as new by Blakemore in Boyer, Blakemore & Wratten, 2011]
    • Authority for current placement: original
      • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
    • Original genus: Octochaetus Beddard, 1893
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: holotype
      • Fixation: designated and presumably unique
      • Description: 'Mature, complete, fixed in ethanol 98% and placed in propylene glycol'
      • Repository: MONZ W.002910
    • Type locality: '“Happy Valley” (Upper Waimangaroa Valley, Buller Region, West Coast, New Zealand)'


  • Blakemore, R.J. 2010: New zeal for new New Zealand earthworms (Acanthodrilidae, Octochaetidae, Megascolecidae, Lumbricidae: Oligochaeta: Annelida). VermEcology, Japan. Issued as PDF and Microsoft Word document on CD ROM, compliant with ICZN (1999: Art. 8). Reference page
  • Boyer, S.; Blakemore, R.J.; Wratten, S.D. 2011: An integrative taxonomic approach to the identification of three new New Zealand endemic earthworm species (Acanthodrilidae, Octochaetidae: Oligochaeta). Zootaxa 2994: 21-32. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2994.1.2 Open access.