Peripatopsis

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Peripatopsis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Onychophora
Class: Udeonychophora
Order: Euonychophora
Family: Peripatopsidae
Genus: Peripatopsis
Pocock, 1894
Species

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Peripatopsis is a genus of velvet worm in the Peripatopsidae family.

Species[edit]

Peripatopsis contains the following species:

P. alba Lawrence, 1931, White cave velvet worm[edit]

The white cave velvet worm is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitat is caves.[1]

P. balfouri (Sedgwick, 1885)[edit]

P. capensis (Grube, 1866)[edit]

P. clavigera Purcell, 1899, Knysna velvet worm[edit]

P. clavigera is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

P. leonina Purcell, 1899, Lion's Hill velvet worm[edit]

This species is endemic to South Africa; Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation; It is threatened by habitat loss.[3]

P. moseleyi (Wood-Mason, 1879)[edit]

P. sedgwicki Purcell, 1899[edit]

P. stelliporata Sherbon and Walker, 2004[edit]

P. lawrencei (McDonald, Ruhberg, & Daniels, 2012)[edit]

P. overbergi (McDonald, Ruhberg, & Daniels, 2012)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamer, M. 2003. Peripatopsis alba. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2007.
  2. ^ Hamer, M. 2003. Peripatopsis clavigera. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2007
  3. ^ Hamer, M. 2003. Peripatopsis leonina. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2007.