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  Subfamily Pristininae

Genus Pristina (+ Pristinella)

    Species P. osborni -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. aequiseta -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. foreli -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. jenkinae -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. longiseta -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. sima -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. synclites -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. acuminata -- North America.
    Species P. americana -- North America.
    Species P. breviseta -- North America.
    Species P. leidyi -- North America.
    Species P. longidentata -- North America.
    Species P. longisoma -- North America.
    Species P. minuta -- North America.
    Species P. notopora -- North America.
    Species P. plumaseta -- North America.
    Species P. proboscidea -- North America.
    Species P. schmiederi -- North America.
    Species P. bilobata
    Species P. equiseta
    Species P. evelinae
    Species P. menoni
    Species P. terrena
    Species P. silvicola

Taxon Information

The Genus Pristina has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

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

Literature Records

  • Pristina, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Pristina, several species distributed throughout the [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Pristinella, several obscure species, some possibly not valid, widespread in the eastern half of the [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Pristina, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Pristina, (Hiltunen & Klemm, 1980).
  • Pristina, (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.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Hiltunen, J.K. & D.J. Klemm. 1980. A guide to the Naididae (Annelida: Clitellata: Oligochaeta) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 47 pp. [Available online]
  • Goodnight, C.J. 1959. Oligochaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 522-537.

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