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Megascolecidae

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  1. a large family of earthworms which has native representatives in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast and East Asia, and North America

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  2. Membership requires a 'megascolecine' arrangement of male pores (i.e., with vasa deferentia and prostatic ducts uniting before opening via a combined pore on segment 18), rather than an 'acanthodriline' arrangement (with male pores and pores from one

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  3. Primitive members of the family show a Gondwanan distribution and have been used as evidence of continental drift

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  4. Members of the Pheretima group of genera (e.g. Amynthas) are widely distributed around the tropics, much as some Lumbricidae are distributed through the temperate zones

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  5. The North American native genera Argilophilus, Driloleirus, Arctiostrotus and others belong to this family

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