Euonychophora is an order of Onychophora representing all living onychophorans; the Peripatidae (including the fossil †Cretoperipatus) and Peripatopsidae. Their feet possess a pair of claws and a pad, and are covered with pustules.[1] All remaining onychophorans are fossil species in the order Ontonychophora.

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Onychophora
Class: Udeonychophora
Order: Euonychophora
Hutchinson, 1930


  1. ^ Poinar, G. Jr. (2000). "Fossil Onychophorans from Dominican and Baltic Amber: Tertiapatus dominicanus n.g., n.sp. (Tertiapatidae n.fam.) and Succinipatopsis balticus n.g., n.sp. (Succinipatopsidae n.fam.) with a Proposed Classification of the Subphylum Onychophora". Invertebrate Biology. 119 (1): 104–9. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2000.tb00178.x.

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