The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Oroperipatus eisenii (Wheeler, 1898)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Peripatus eisenii Wheeler, 1898 (original combination)


Conservation Status
















Original scientific description:

Wheeler, W. M. (1898). A new Peripatus from Mexico. Journal of Morphology, 15, 2-9.


Other references:

Contreras-Félix, Gerardo A. et al. (2018). Redescription of the velvet worm Oroperipatus eisenii (Onychophora: Peripatidae), through DNA sequencing, scanning electron microscopy and new collection records from Western Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 89(4): 1033-1044.

Cupul-Magaña, F. G. and Navarrete-Heredia, J. L. (2008). Rediscovery and new data for Oroperipatus eisenii (Wheeler, 1898) from Mexico (Onychophora: Peripatidae). Entomological News 119(5): 545-549. [First page]


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