Epiperipatus is a genus of neotropical velvet worms in the family Peripatidae.[1][2]

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Epiperipatus biolleyi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Onychophora
Class: Udeonychophora
Order: Euonychophora
Family: Peripatidae
Genus: Epiperipatus
Clark, 1913
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The genus contains the following thirty species:

Epiperipatus nicaraguensis (Bouvier, 1900) and Epiperipatus tucupi (Froehlich, 1968) are considered nomina dubia by Oliveira et al. 2012.


  1. ^ Oliveira; Hering & Mayer. "Updated Onychophora checklist". Onychophora Website. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ 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. PMC 3426840. PMID 22930648.