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Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Onychophora
Class: Udeonychophora
Order: Euonychophora
Family: Peripatidae
Genus: Plicatoperipatus
Clark, 1913
Species: P. jamaicensis
Binomial name
Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis
(Grabham & Cockerell, 1892)

Plicatoperipatus is a monospecific genus of velvet worm containing the single species Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis.[1] It is endemic to Jamaica. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN Red List.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Oliveira, I. S.; Read, V. M. S. J.; Mayer, G. (2012). "A world checklist of Onychophora (velvet worms), with notes on nomenclature and status of names". Zookeys (211): 1–70. doi:10.3897/zookeys.211.3463. 
  2. ^ New, T. R. 1996. Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. Downloaded on 06 September 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Herbert, P. D. N.; Billington, N.; Finston, T. L.; Boileau, M. G.; Beaton, M. J.; Barette, R. J. (1991). "Genetic-variation in the Onychophoran Plicatoperipatus-jamaicIensis". Heredity. 67 (2): 221–229. doi:10.1038/hdy.1991.83. 
  • Oliveira, I. D.; Luter, C.; Wolf, K. W.; Mayer, G. (2014). "Evolutionary changes in the integument of the onychophoran Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis (Peripatidae)". Invertebrate Biology. 113 (3): 274–280. doi:10.1111/ivb.12063.