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  Family Cambarincolidae

Genus Pterodrilus

    Species P. distichus -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. alcicornus -- North America.
    Species P. mexicanus -- North America.
    Species P. cedrus
    Species P. choritonamus
    Species P. hobbsi
    Species P. missouriensis
    Species P. simondsi

Taxon Information

The Genus Pterodrilus has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Pterodrilus, "Eastern United States" (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Pterodrilus, 9 species; uplands of the eastern United States and Ozark Mountains (Smith, 2001).
  • Pterodrilus, (Goodnight, 1959).


  • Govedich, F.R., B.A. Bain, W.E. Moser, S.R. Gelder, R.W. Davies & R.O. Brinkhurst. 2010. Annelida (Clitellata): Oligochaeta, Branchiobdellida, Hirudinida, and Acanthobdellida. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 385-436.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • Goodnight, C.J. 1959. Oligochaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 522-537.

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