Wetzel Oligochaetology Lab  &  The INHS Center for Annelida Resources

presenting links to many resources associated with annelids - the true-segmented worms

[ page update: 2021-I-11 ]

 Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica Editio Secunda – 
a catalogue of names, descriptions, and type specimens of the Oligochaeta 

this web-based second edition of Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica was launched on Monday 6 January 2014.

Note:  several sites listed below ** are currently being updated, reformatted and moved to new servers. 

 WoRMS - World List of Marine Species

This extensive site provides an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms (and now being expanded to also include freshwater taxa), including information on synonymy. While the highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature. [read more about WoRMS, HERE]

Usage of data from WoRMS in scientific publications should be acknowledged by citing as follows: 
   " WoRMS Editorial Board (2020). World Register of Marine Species. Available from
      http://www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ.
 Accessed {year-month-day}. "


> Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes in North America north of Mexico

> Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes occurring in the State of Florida, USA **  

> Classification and checklist of the leeches (Annelida, Clitellata, Hirudinida) occurring in North America

> The Enchytraeidae and Propappidae (Annelida, Clitellata, Enchytraeida) of North America ** 

> List of marine species in the Family Enchytraeidae (Annelida, Clitellata, Enchytraeida) ** 

> The INHS Annelida Collection

> Aquatic Annelida of Illinois

> Earthworms of Illinois

> Springs of Illinois

> The Aquatic oligochaetes occurring in or adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

> The Aquatic oligochaetes of the Colorado River and its tributaries, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 

> Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica Editio Secunda – a catalogue of names, descriptions, and type specimens of the Oligochaeta

> Bibliography of Aquatic Annelida – 1993 through 2010 **   

> Bibliography on Aquatic Annelida – 2011 through 2018 ** 

> Website for the journal, Megadrilogica

> Annelida Conferences and Symposia **   

> Links to Other Annelida Resources Via the World Wide Web **

> Annelidan Aphorisms: Vermes in Time ** 


Methods for the Study of Segmented Worms (Annelida)

Below [soon] will be links to pages that summarize recommended methodologies for field collection, preservation, laboratory processing, identification, and archiving of annelid specimens and their associated data.  The 'Literature Cited and Pertinent References' link is also provided at the bottom of each of of the following pages. 

|  Aquatic oligochaete worms   Terrestrial oligochaetes (earthworms)  |

|  Leeches  |  Polychaete worms (including Aeolosomatida)  | 

|  Literature Cited and Pertinent References  |

 Taxonomic workshops organized and presented/co-presented by M.J. Wetzel and others are listed HERE.

Friendly disclaimer:  This site is under construction, with much information being transferred to this page from active websites I established in the early- and mid-1990s (and continue to maintain).  Thus, you will likely experience redundant visits to several sites as you navigate through the linkages, above.  A few of the above sites have been static for a while; these will be updated when transferred to live links from this page.  If you experience a broken link (that is, are not directed to an active site, but rather a splash page that states something similar to 'Page Not Found"), please let me know about this.  If you know of sites associated with annelid resources that are not included above, please send the link to me.  Thank you for your interest. – mjw      mjwetzel[AT]illinois.edu