New records of earthworm fauna (Oligochaeta: Glossoscolecidae and Megascolecidae) collected from Satkosia-Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary of Odisha, India

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Rinku Goswami


A survey work was conducted in Satkoshia-Baisapalli Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha, India, where altogether 10 earthworm species were collected.  Out of these, four species—Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1856), Metaphire houlleti (Perrier, 1872), Perionyx bainii Stephenson, 1915, Perionyx barotensis Julka & Paliwal 1993—are reported for the first time after the original description and is proved to be a new record for the state of Odisha.


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Rinku Goswami, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700053, India

Scientist -C ,Zoological Survey of India.

Ministry of Environment and Forest.

New Delhi, India.


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