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Peripatopsidae

Peripatopsidae

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Peripatopsidae is one of the two living velvet worm families.[1][2]

Description

The Peripatopsidae exhibit relatively many characteristics that are perceived as original or "primitive" with respect to the Peripatidae. They have between 13 and 25 pairs of legs, behind or between the last of which is the genital opening (gonopore). Both oviparous and ovoviviparous, as well as genuinely viviparous, species exist, although the Peripatopsidae essentially lack a placenta.

Distribution

The distribution of the Peripatopsidae is circumaustral; in particular, they inhabit Australasia, South Africa and Chile.[3]

Genera

The family contains the following genera:[4]

References

  1. ^ Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G. "Updated Onychophora checklist". Onychophora Website. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Peripatopsidae (Bouvier, 1907)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  3. ^ Oliveira, I. S.; Read, V. M. S. J. & Mayer, G. (2012). "A world checklist of Onychophora (velvet worms), with notes on nomenclature and status of names". ZooKeys. 211: 1–70. doi:10.3897/zookeys.211.3463. PMC 3426840. PMID 22930648.
  4. ^ "Australian Faunal Directory". Australian Government Department of the Environment. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
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Peripatopsidae: Brief Summary

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Peripatopsidae is one of the two living velvet worm families.

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