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Unexplored Character Diversity in Onychophora (Velvet Worms): A Comparative Study of Three Peripatid Species
(Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Norway, 2012-12-17)
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, ...
Oscillation of the velvet worm slime jet by passive hydrodynamic instability
(Nature Communications, 2015-03-17)
The rapid squirt of a proteinaceous slime jet endows velvet worms (Onychophora) with a unique mechanism for defence from predators and for capturing prey by entangling them in a disordered web that immobilizes their target. ...
Biodeterioration and biodegradation of Roman monuments: A comparison of the current status of 18th century paintings by the Canalettos
Worldwide there is an urgent need to monitor the conditions of monuments affected by biodeterioration and biodegradation, but no long term data exist for most of them. Here is an exception in the case of certain Roman ...
The geographic distribution of Costa Rican velvet worms (Onychophora: Peripatidae)
(Revista de Biologia Tropical vol.64 no.4 1401-1414 2016, 2016-06-06)
Velvet worms, “peripatus” or onychophorans, are “living fossils” that were geographically widespread in Cambrian seas but now occur exclusively on terrestrial habitats. The only extant species studied in some detail are ...