Zoological Studies

Vol. 40 No. 4, 2001

Four New Species of the Genus Amynthas Kinberg (Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) from Korea

Yong Hong*, Won-Koo Lee and Tae-Heung Kim

Korean Institute for Biodiversity Research, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Korea

Yong Hong, Won-Koo Lee and Tae-Heung Kim (2001) Four new species of Korean Amynthas are described from Mt. Palgong, Korea: A. palgongensis sp. nov., A. minjae sp. nov., A. pagyeiensis sp. nov., and A. paiki sp. nov.  All materials were from collections gathered by Song between 1969 and 1971. The first 3 species have 3 pairs of spermathecae, and the last has 2 pairs of spermathecae. Descriptions of the new species are provided, including illustrations of the ventral view, male pore region, and spermathecae.

Key words: Taxonomy, Oligochaeta, Megascolecidae, Amynthas, Korea.

*Correspondence: Tel: 82-63-2702524. Fax: 82-63-2702531. E-mail: yhong@moak. chonbuk.ac.kr/yhong@earthworm.or.kr