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Leech collections from Washington State, with the description of two new species of Placobdella (Annelida, Glossiphoniidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3701)

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dc.contributor.author Oceguera-Figueroa, Alejandro.
dc.contributor.author Kvist, Sebastian.
dc.contributor.author Watson, Sara C.
dc.contributor.author Sankar, Dominic F.
dc.contributor.author Overstreet, Robin M.
dc.contributor.author Siddall, Mark Edward, 1966-
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-08T13:32:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-08T13:32:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6088
dc.description 14 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. "December 7, 2010." en
dc.description.abstract 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. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3701. en
dc.subject Placobdella kwetlumye. en
dc.subject Placobdella sophieae. en
dc.subject Leeches. en
dc.subject Washington (State) en
dc.title Leech collections from Washington State, with the description of two new species of Placobdella (Annelida, Glossiphoniidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3701) en
dc.title.alternative Washington leech collections. en


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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