‘Highly unusual’: new species of earthworm discovered in Broken Hill

January 18th, 2022

Australian Geographic, Other, 17/01/2022
Australia is richly endowed with earthworm biodiversity, but of the 750 or so named species of earthworm in Australia, very few have been found in arid environments. The Broken Hill earthworm, a new genus and species, was a serendipitous find in an unexpected location. […] Dr Geoff Dyne, Visiting Scientist, Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Canberra.

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