See video of this peripatus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIKrCD0AyXI
15 pairs of legs, found inside damp rotten log. 5cm long.
Peripatoides suteri (16 pairs of legs) is most commonly found in Taranaki- so was exciting to find another species here.
Tiputini Biodiversity Station
Very tiny: approx 12mm long, 1 to 1.5mm diameter
This species is endemic to the Takitimu Forest. See more information here: http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/invertebrates/systematics/onchyphora/current-taxonomic-status
found by Richard Morgan. need to go back to get photos
Un sorprendente hallazgo, encontrado en un pequeño jardín entre piedra tipo tezontle, muy probablemente introducido.
Found on crib wall in garden on damp evening while snail hunting.
Found on Matapalo trail at Tiputini Biodiversity Station.
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,
31 July 2016
Found under stone, whilst investigating invertebrate diversity in area without any wasp/rat control for son's science fair
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