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2 edition of indigenous earthworms (Megascolecidae: Oligochaeta) of Tasmania found in the catalog.

indigenous earthworms (Megascolecidae: Oligochaeta) of Tasmania

Barrie G. M. Jamieson

indigenous earthworms (Megascolecidae: Oligochaeta) of Tasmania

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Published by British Museum (Natural History) in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Oligochaeta.,
  • Earthworms -- Tasmania

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 327-328.

    Statementby Barrie Gillean Molyneux Jamieson.
    SeriesBulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) -- v. 26, no. 4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. [203]-328, [10] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17369605M


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