Epiperipatus edwardsii

Epiperipatus edwardsii is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family.[1] Females of this species have 29 to 34 pairs of legs; males have 28 to 30.[2][3] The type locality is in French Guiana.[4]

Epiperipatus edwardsii
Epiperipatus edwardsii (10.3897-zoologia.35.e23366) Figures 1–6.jpg
Figures 1–6; Epiperipatus edwardsii,GF180312HC003-06: (1) dorsal papillae arrangement; (2) dorsal view of the distal half of the body depicting diamond shaped pattern over the dorsomedian furrow; (3) foot in ventral view; (4) primary papillae in posterior view depicting differences in the number and shape of the scales (B and P); (5) outer blade in first plan of right jaw; (6) right fourth leg in ventral view depicting spinous pad undivided (I) and divided (IV) into two unqueal parts. (AT) Accessory tooth, (B) basal piece, (DR) series of denticles, (I) first spinous pads, (IJ) inner blade, (IV) last spinous pads, (nt) nephridial tubercle, (OJ) outer blade, (P) apical piece, (PP) prolateral foot papillae, (RP) retrolateral foot papillae. Scale bars: 1, 5 = 100 µm, 2 = 5 mm, 3 = 30 µm, 4 = 20 µm, 6 = 200 µm.
Scientific classification
E. edwardsii
Binomial name
Epiperipatus edwardsii
(Blanchard, 1847)
  • Peripatus edwardsii (Blanchard 1847)
  • Peripatus (Epiperipatus) edwardsii (Clark 1913)


  1. ^ Oliveira I.; Hering L. & Mayer, G. "Updated Onychophora checklist". Onychophora Website. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ Monge-Nájera, Julián (1994). "Reproductive trends, habitat type and body characteristcs in velvet worms (Onychophora)". Revista de Biología Tropical: 611–622. ISSN 2215-2075.
  3. ^ Costa, Cristiano Sampaio; Chagas-Junior, Amazonas; Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo (2018-10-16). "Redescription of Epiperipatus edwardsii, and descriptions of five new species of Epiperipatus from Brazil (Onychophora: Peripatidae)". Zoologia. 35: 1–15. doi:10.3897/zoologia.35.e23366. ISSN 1984-4689.
  4. ^ 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.