onychophoran


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Synonyms for onychophoran

any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms

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Unfortunately, we cannot verify whether the onychophoran actively preyed (hunted and killed) upon the spider or whether the spider was found already dead.
Reproductive biology of the onychophoran Euperipatoides rowelli.
Consequently reports on hitherto unknown aspects of the biology and life history of onychophorans are urgently needed.
To our knowledge, this is the first description of an interaction between onychophorans and theraphosids and also the first biological information for onychophorans in the rainforests of Brazilian Amazon.
Onychophorans share these same features, leading Ramskold and Hou to group the new fossil with the existing phylum.