Check List 17(3): 979-983, doi: 10.15560/17.3.979
Cognettia sphagnetorum (Vejdovský, 1878) (Annelida, Clitellata, Enchytraeidae) in North America, confirmed with molecular support
expand article infoWill K. Reeves, Jeremy R. Shaw§, Mark J. Wetzel|
‡ C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Fort Collins, United States of America§ Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States of America| Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, United States of America
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Cognettia sphagnetorum (Vejdovský, 1878), a common inhabitant of forest soils and bogs in northern Europe, is a model organism in soil biology. We report the first documented occurrence of C. sphagnetorum in North America, based on DNA sequencing from a Sphagnum bog in western Washington, USA. Sequences were identical to that of worms from Sweden and the Czech Republic.
Chamaedrilus, microdriles, potworms, Sphagnum bog, Washington, COI DNA barcodes