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Recent observations

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

ryan_l_lynch

Date

October 20, 2012 12:19 AM EDT

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Observer

kovaska

Date

January 13, 2013

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Observer

kovaska

Date

January 11, 2013

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Observer

screws

Date

February 4, 2009

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Observer

screws

Date

May 31, 2006

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Velvet worm Phylum Onychophora

Observer

aeshaul

Date

February 15, 2011

Place

Tiputini Ecuador (Google, OSM)

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4768516494_2acacf083b_s

Observer

victoracosta

Date

June 26, 2010 04:30 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Unknown specie and genera. Could be Epiperipatus spp, even a new specie. In analysis.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

victoracosta

Date

May 20, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The biggest specie described in the World , publish in 2010.
Paper: http://www.scielo.sa.cr/pdf/rbt/v58n4/a06v58n4.pdf
This observation was made with Brian Kubicki, Federico Granados, Cristian Herrera and Allan Solano.

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Description from Wikipedia

The velvet worms (Onychophora — literally "claw bearers", also known as Protracheata) are a minor ecdysozoan phylum with ~180 species. These obscurely segmented organisms have tiny eyes, antennae, multiple pairs of legs and slime glands. They have variously been compared to worms with legs, caterpillars and slugs. Most common in tropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, they prey on smaller animals such as insects, which they catch by squirting an adhesive mucus. In modern zoology, they are

No range data available.