oa Annals of the Natal Museum - New data on the biosystematics and distribution of Microchaetus natalensis (Kinberg, 1867) in north-eastern South Africa (Oligochaeta: Microchaetidae)

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The distribution of Microchaetus natalensis (Kinberg, 1867) has been found to include parts of Natal, Swaziland and the eastern Transvaal lowveld. This species occurs over a variety of biotopes, and over major vegetation zones in the Kruger National Park. Data are given on variation in morphological characters of taxonomic importance in M. natalensis, and on the chemical properties of its casts.

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