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pe·rip·a·tus

 (pə-rĭp′ə-təs)
[New Latin Peripatus, genus name, from Greek peripatos, walking about, from peripatein, to walk about; see peripatetic.]
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peripatus

(pəˈrɪpətəs)
n
(Animals) any of a genus of wormlike arthropods having a segmented body and short unjointed limbs: belonging to the phylum Onychophora
[from New Latin, from Greek peripatos a pacing about; see peripatetic]
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Noun1.peripatus - any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid wormsperipatus - any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
class Onychophora, 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
Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis - a kind of onychophoran
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References in periodicals archive ?
Nota previa sobre uma nova especie de "Peripatus" do Brasil Central.
The riddle of peripatus. Australian Natural History, vol.
Velvet worms, also known as "peripatus", or onychophorans, are "living fossils" that have been documented as fossils since their Cambrian origin in China and Canada (Monge-Najera & Hou, 1999).
The currently known species are Epiperipatus isthmicola (Bouvier 1902a); Epiperipatus biolleyi (Bouvier 1902b); Peripatus ruber Fuhrmann (1913); Macroperipatus valerioi Morera-Brenes & Leon (1986); Epiperipatus hilkae Morera-Brenes & Monge-Najera (1990); Peripatus solorzanoi Morera-Brenes & Monge-Najera (2010) and Principapillatus hitoyensis Oliveira, et al.
Here we present a chance encounter of an individual of Peripatus sp.
Lo-Man-Hung) noted an onychophoran (Peripatus sp.) feeding on a spider (H.
Muscle fibers in the onycophoran Peripatus dominicae are not subdivided into myofibrils, although the fiber is populated with many tubule systems, including sarcoplasmic reticulum and t-tubules (Hoyle and Williams, 1980).
Here we describe the uncommonly sized Peripatus solorzanoi sp.
The Caribbean Peripatidae species Peripatus and Epiperipatus are close to each other in a node.
Peck (1975) recopilo de las familias del filo el listado de especies y generos de los onicoforos del nuevo mundo, al igual que las areas de distribucion en donde fueron reportadas por primera vez; de la familia Peripatidae fueron reportados para Colombia cuatro generos: Epiperipatus, Macroperipatus, Oroperipatus y Peripatus, y de estos cuatro generos, diez especies con distribucion en los departamentos de Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Cauca y Magdalena (Cuadro 1).
Los onicoforos de los generos Macroperipatus, Epiperipatus y Peripatus reportados para Colombia se caracterizan morfologicamente por presentar tres papilas en cada lobopodo (dos anteriores y una posterior), tuberculos nefridiales del cuarto y quinto par de lobopodos ubicados debajo de la tercera almohadilla de arrastre del lobopodo y por poseer doce pliegues en cada segmento del cuerpo (Peck 1975).
Estudiamos la ultraestructura de las neuronas y sus sinapsis del ganglio cefalico de un invertebrado poco conocido del phylum Onychophora: Peripatus sedgwicki de los Andes Venezolanos, utilizando para ello la microscopia electronica de transmision.