Animal Phyla/Onychophora

Euperipatoides kanangrensis, a velvet worm.
  • Onychophora
  • Name Meaning: Claw bearer
  • English Common Name: Velvet worms
  • Major distinguishing characteristics: Legs tipped by chitinous claws
  • Approximate number of species described: about 200 modern

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