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Noun1.Onychophora - enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids
Arthropoda, phylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
onychophoran, peripatus, velvet worm - any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms
family Peripatidae, Peripatidae - a family of Onychophora
family Peripatopsidae, Peripatopsidae - a family of Onychophora
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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The phylum Onychophora unites the primitive features of "worms," such as Nematoda and Nematomorpha, with those of the arthropods (Grimaldi & Engel, 2005).
They are similar to the living Onychophora, or velvet worms, but are considered a distinct group.
Pages 115-142 in Microscopic anatomy of vertebrates: Onychophora, Chilopoda, and lesser Protostomata (F.
He encontrado diferentes versiones referidas al phylum Onychophora: el phylum Onychophora, los Onycophoras, los Onychophoros, los onycophoros, los Onicoforos, los onicoforos; diferentes versiones del phylum Echinodermata: los Echinodermata, los echinodermos, los equinodermos; o versiones erroneas muy frecuentes de los protozoos flagelados pertenecientes al genero Trichomonas: los Trichomonas, las Trichomonas, las trichomonas, las tricomonas.
371-460 in Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates, Onychophora, Chilopoda and Lesser Protostomata, F.
19] estudiaron al mismo tiempo relaciones evolutivas entre familias de tardigrados y de estos con respecto a Arthropoda y Onychophora, teniendo en cuenta el tiempo evolutivo de divergencia de cada grupo con los tardigrados.
A review of the Onychophora of South Africa, with discussion of their conservation.
In most phyla, although simple photoreception is almost universally present, no eyes evolved, but eyes evolved later in Annelida, Mollusca, Onychophora, and Chordata.
Phylum 1 Onychophora (Onychophorans, Velvet Worms, Peripatuses)
Ancient lobopods and their modern counter-parts, in the phylum Onychophora, intrigue scientists because they may represent a link between two extremely successful phyla, Annelida (segmented worms) and Arthropoda.
No formal studies were made, so far, dealing with size constraints caused by the hydraulic skeleton of Onychophora.