Euperipatoides kanangrensis

Euperipatoides kanangrensis is a species of velvet worm of the Peripatopsidae family, described in 1996 from specimens collected in Kanangra-Boyd National Park, New South Wales. It is endemic to Australia. The embryonic development of Euperipatoides kanangrensis has been described.[1][2] This species is used as model organism for the last common ancestor of the Panarthropoda. It resembles fossil Cambrian lobopodians.[3]

Euperipatoides kanangrensis
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Euperipatoides kanangrensis pacing along on a eucalyptus log in which it normally resides in Australia
Scientific classification
E. kanangrensis
Binomial name
Euperipatoides kanangrensis
(Reid, 1996)


  1. ^ Eriksson, Bo Joakim; Tait, Noel N. (September 2012). "Early development in the velvet worm Euperipatoides kanangrensis Reid 1996 (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae)". Arthropod Structure & Development. 41 (5): 483–493. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2012.02.009. PMC 3437555. PMID 22430148.
  2. ^ Janssen, Ralf; Budd, Graham E. (October 2013). "Deciphering the onychophoran 'segmentation gene cascade': Gene expression reveals limited involvement of pair rule gene orthologs in segmentation, but a highly conserved segment polarity gene network". Developmental Biology. 382 (1): 224–234. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.07.010. PMID 23880430.
  3. ^ Ou, Qiang; Shu, Degan; Mayer, Georg (January 2012). "Cambrian lobopodians and extant onychophorans provide new insights into early cephalization in Panarthropoda". Nature Communications. 3 (1): 1261. doi:10.1038/ncomms2272. ISSN 2041-1723. PMC 3535342. PMID 23232391.

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