HOME
The Info List - Peripatidae


--- Advertisement ---



See text

Global range of Onychophora: Peripatidae
Peripatidae
in green, Peripatopsidae
Peripatopsidae
in red

Peripatidae
Peripatidae
is a family of velvet worms.[1] The oldest putative representatives of the family herald from Burmese amber dated to the mid-Cretaceous, around 100 Ma, with representatives from Dominican and Baltic amber
Baltic amber
attesting to a broader distribution in the Palaeogene / Neogene; molecular variability suggests that the family's crown group may have arisen in the early Mesozoic.[2]

Contents

1 Description 2 Distribution 3 Genera 4 References

Description[edit] The Peripatidae
Peripatidae
exhibit a range of derivative features. They are longer, on average, than the Peripatopsidae
Peripatopsidae
and also have more leg pairs, numbering between 22 and 43—the gonopore is always between the penultimate pair. There are no oviparous species—the overwhelming majority are viviparous. The females of many viviparous species develop a placenta with which to provide the growing embryo with nutrients.[citation needed] Distribution[edit] The Peripatidae
Peripatidae
are restricted to the tropical and subtropical zones; in particular, they inhabit Central America, northern South America, Gabon, Northeast India, and Southeast Asia.[3] Genera[edit]

Cerradopatus Oliveira et al. 2015 † Cretoperipatus Engel & Grimaldi, 2002 Eoperipatus
Eoperipatus
Evans, 1901 Epiperipatus Clark, 1913 Heteroperipatus Zilch, 1954 Macroperipatus Clark, 1913 Mesoperipatus
Mesoperipatus
(Bouvier, 1898) Oroperipatus
Oroperipatus
Cockerell, 1908 Peripatus
Peripatus
Guilding, 1826 Plicatoperipatus
Plicatoperipatus
(Grabham & Cockerell, 1892) Principapillatus Oliveira et al. 2013 Speleoperipatus
Speleoperipatus
Peck, 1975 Typhloperipatus
Typhloperipatus
Kemp, 1913

References[edit]

^ Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G. "Updated Onychophora checklist". Onychophora
Onychophora
Website. Retrieved 24 November 2016.  ^ Murienne, J.; Daniels, S. R.; Buckley, T. R.; Mayer, G.; Giribet, G. (2013). "A living fossil tale of Pangaean biogeography". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281 (1775): 20132648. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2648. PMC 3866409 . PMID 24285200.  ^ Oliveira, I. S.; Read, V. M. S. J.; Mayer, G. (2012). "A world checklist of Onychophora
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. 

v t e

Onychophora

Euonychophora: Peripatidae

Monospecific

Cerradopatus †Cretoperipatus Mesoperipatus Principapillatus Plicatoperipatus Speleoperipatus Typhloperipatus

Eoperipatus

E. butleri E. horsti E. totoro E. weldoni

Epiperipatus

E. acacioi E. adenocryptus E. barbadensis E. barbouri E. betheli E. biolleyi E. brasiliensis E. broadwayi E. cratensis E. diadenoproctus E. edwardsii E. evansi E. hikae E. imthurni E. isthmicola E. lewisi E. machadoi E. ohausi E. paurognostus E. simoni E. torrealbai E. trinidadensis E. vagans E. vespucci

Heteroperipatus

H. clarki H. engelhardi

Macroperipatus

M. clarki M. guianensis M. insularis M. ohausi M. perrieri M. torquatus M. valerioi

Oroperipatus

O. balzani O. belli O. bimbergi O. bluntschli O. cameranoi O. corradoi O. ecuadoriensis O. eisenii O. intermedius O. koepckei O. lankesteri O. multipodes O. omeyrus O. peruvianus O. soratanus O. tuberculatus O. weyrauchi

Peripatus

P. basilensis P. bouvieri P. brolemanni P. danicus P. darlingtoni P. dominicae P. evelinae P. haitiensis P. heloisae P. juanensis P. juliformis P. lachauxensis P. manni P. ruber P. sedgwicki P. solorzanoi P. swainsonae

Euonychophora: Peripatopsidae

Monospecific

Acanthokara Aethrikos Aktinothele Anoplokaros Baeothele Centrorumis Critolaus Dactylothele Dystactotylos Florelliceps Konothele Lathropatus Leuropezos Mantonipatus Metaperipatus Minyplanetes Occiperipatoides Paropisthopatus Phallocephale Regimitra Sphenoparme Tetrameraden Vescerro Wambalana

Austroperipatus

A. aequabilis A. eridelos A. paradoxus A. superbus

Cephalofovea

C. cameroni C. clandestina C. pavimenta C. tomahmontis

Euperipatoides

E. kanangrensis E. leuckarti E. rowelli

Hylonomoipos

H. akares H. brookensis

Kumbadjena

K. kaata K. occidentalis K. shannonensis

Nodocapitus

N. barryi N. formosus N. inornatus

Ooperipatellus

O. decoratus O. duwilensis O. insignis O. nanus O. parvus O. viridimaculatus

Ooperipatus

O. birrgus O. caesius O. centunculus O. costatus O. hispidus O. lepidus O. nebulosus O. oviparus O. porcatus O. pulchellus O. silvanus

Opisthopatus

O. amatolensis O. amaxhosa O. cinctipes O. drakensbergi O. herbertorum O. highveldi O. kwazululandi O. laevis O. natalensis O. roseus O. swatii

Paraperipatus

P. ceramensis P. keiensis P. novaebritanniae P. papuensis P. lorentzi P. vanheurni

Peripatoides

P. indigo P. kawekaensis P. suteri

Peripatopsis

P. alba P. balfouri P. birgeri P. bolandi P. capensis P. cederbergiensis P. clavigera P. hamerae P. intermedia P. janni P. lawrencei P. leonina P. moseleyi P. overbergiensis P. purpureus P. sedgwicki P. stelliporata P. storchi

Planipapillus

P. annae P. berti P. biacinaces P. biacinoides P. bulgensis P. cyclus P. gracilis P. impacris P. mundus P. taylori P. tectus P. vittatus

Ruhbergia

R. bifalcata R. brevicorna R. rostroides

Tasmanipatus

T. anophthalmus T. barretti

†Ontonychophora: † Helenodora • †Tertiapatoidea: † Succinipatopsis • †Tertiapatus Commons • Wikispecies

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q142831 ADW: Peripatidae EoL: 6930 EPPO: 1PPTSF Fossilworks: 226752 GBIF: 1899 ITIS: 154440 NCBI: 27564

This velvet worm-related article is a stub. You can help by expandi

.