Onychophora


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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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This included important output of scientific papers, training of taxono-mists in Arachnida, Myriapoda and Onychophora, organization of expeditions around the world and multiplication of the holdings (Fig.
The phylum Onychophora has approximately 200 known species, but there are almost no observations about their foraging behavior under natural conditions.
Dos nuevas especies del grupo Drosophila onychophora (Diptera, Drosophilidae) en los bosques de Polylepis de Papallacta, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Up until now, however, the technology reached its limits when it came to objects as small as the tiny, 0.4 millimeter long legs of the velvet worm (Onychophora).
The phylum Onychophora unites the primitive features of "worms," such as Nematoda and Nematomorpha, with those of the arthropods (Grimaldi & Engel, 2005).
Entre los 129 capitulos que versan sobre la sistematica de Arthropoda, tres se refieren a taxones afines al grupo de artropodos: "Pentastomida", "Onychophora" y "Tardigrada"; en tanto que 126 resenan los taxones caracteristicos de Arthropoda, asi los grupos de Chelicerata se incluyen en 14 capitulos relativos a "Xiphosura", "Pycnogonida", "Palpigradi", "Schizomida", "Uropygi", "Amblypygi", "Solifugae", "Ricinulei", "Araneae" "Scorpiones", "Pseudoscorpionida", "Opiliones", "Acari" y "Oribatei (Acari)"; y en cuatro capitulos de Myriapoda se discuten "Symphyla", "Pauropoda", "Geophilomorpha" y "Diplopoda".
They are similar to the living Onychophora, or velvet worms, but are considered a distinct group.
Likewise, no proteins similar to SC proteins were found in Tardigrada and Onychophora (Protostomia) and in Hyperotreti, Hyperoartia, and Chondrichthyes (Chordata).
Trewick, "Mitochondrial DNA sequences support allozyme evidence for cryptic radiation of New Zealand Peripatoides (Onychophora)," Molecular Ecology, vol.
Pages 115-142 in Microscopic anatomy of vertebrates: Onychophora, Chilopoda, and lesser Protostomata (F.