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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that increased moisture will increase onychophoran activity during rainy periods, fit previous observations (Lavallard et al., 1975; Read, 1985).
Population structure and demographic inferences of the endangered onychophoran species Epiperipatus acacioi (Onychophora: Peripatidae).
Comparison between outer, inner blade and urinary papillae of the seven currently described Costa Rican Onychophoran species.
solorzanoi is close to the practical limit for a functional onychophoran because they lack a hard skeleton and cannot excavate their own burrows (Monge-Najera et al.
Sperm ultrastructure of an ivoparous and ovoviviparous onychophoran species (Peripatopsidae) with some phylogenetic considerations.
Except for mandibles, onychophoran bodies are soft and unlikely to fossilize, but special conditions led to the fossilitation of several specimens (Monge-Najera and Hou 2000), mainly in Chengjiang (China) and Burgess Shale (Canada), where they were marine during the Cambrian (all known living species are terrestrial and their continental distribution has been studied paleobiogeographically, MongeNajera 1996).
Shale with a similar but modern tropical marine site where onychophorans are absent, and with a modern neotropical terrestrial onychophoran community.
This paper revisits the controversy (with emphasis in onychophorans, which include emblematic organisms such as Hallucigenia), presents new data about the Chengjiang (Cambrian of China) faunal community and compares it and the Burgess Shale (Cambrian of Canada) with on ecologically similar but modern tropical marine site where onychophorans are absent, and with a modern neotropical terrestrial onychophoran community.
That is how I was able to do my early research on paleobiogeography and onychophorans, so dependent on literature.
Their current research, however, focuses on velvet worms (onychophorans), which can be thought of as worms with legs and are closely related to arthropods.
Phylum 1 Onychophora (Onychophorans, Velvet Worms, Peripatuses)
Terrestrial mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates are tolerant of desiccation and therefore are more fully terrestrial than are cryptozoic taxa such as platyhelminths, nemerteans, annelids, and onychophorans (Little 1983).
Based on the view that the onychophorans predate the crustaceans, the lack of myofibrils may be construed as a primitive feature.