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Unexplored Character Diversity in Onychophora (Velvet Worms): A Comparative Study of Three Peripatid Species

Oliveira, Ivo de Sena; Franke, Franziska Anni; Hering, Lars; Schaffer, Stefan; Rowell, David M.; Weck-Heimann, Andreas; Monge-Nájera, Julián; Morera-Brenes, Bernal; Mayer, Georg

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Low character variation among onychophoran species has been an obstacle for taxonomic and phylogenetic studies in the past, however we have identified a number of new and informative characters using morphological, molecular, and chromosomal techniques. Our analyses involved a detailed examination of Epiperipatus biolleyi from Costa Rica, Eoperipatus sp. from Thailand, and a new onychophoran species and genus from Costa Rica, Principapillatus hitoyensisgen. et sp. nov.. Scanning electron...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-12-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16800
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051220

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