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  • Korean
    • 유조동물
  • Spanish
    • Lombrices de terciopelo
  • English
    • Velvet Worms
    • Onychophorans
    • Peripatus
    • Velvet Worm
  • Scientific Names
    • Onychophora
  • Japanese
    • 有爪動物門

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Recent observations

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

pws14

Date

August 7, 2016

Description

Found on Matapalo trail at Tiputini Biodiversity Station.

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mpnavest

Date

August 19, 2016

Description

(8004 Peripatus

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Observer

greglasley

Date

July 31, 2016 07:45 PM CDT

Description

These critters were common on a night walk. This one was about 2 inches long. No idea if it can be identified.
Asa Wright Nature Center,
Trinidad
31 July 2016
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What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

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mark2-nz

Date

July 20, 2016 02:52 PM NZST

Description

Found under stone, whilst investigating invertebrate diversity in area without any wasp/rat control for son's science fair

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aaron23

Date

July 27, 2016 01:20 AM NZST

Description

Thirty mm long, found under a punga log on a Pre-School trip

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What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

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andymckay

Date

August 9, 2015

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

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katie22

Date

May 2, 2016 02:38 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

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zealandia

Date

April 27, 2016 11:19 AM NZST

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

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zealandia

Date

April 27, 2016 11:17 AM NZST

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biodragon

Date

March 18, 2016 12:12 PM TOT

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

kiokiorm7

Date

March 18, 2016 11:49 AM TOT

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Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

February 8, 2016 02:06 PM PST

Description

Velvet Worm

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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

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