Epiperipatus isthmicola (Bouvier, 1902)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Peripatus nicaraguensis isthmicola (Bouvier 1902); Peripatus (Epiperipatus) isthmicola (Clark 1913)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Barquero-González et al., 2016)



Costa Rica


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bouvier, E. L. (1902). Un péripate de Costa Rica. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France [1902]: 239-240.

Other references:

Barquero-González, J. P., Alvarado, C., Alonso, A., Valle-Cubero, S., Monge-Nájera, J. and Morera-Brenes, B. (2016). The geographic distribution of Costa Rican velvet worms (Onychophora: Peripatidae). Revista de Biología Tropical 64(4): 1401-1414.

Clark, A. H. (1913). A revision of the American species of Peripatus. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 26: 15-20.

Mayer, Georg et al. (2010). A revision of brain composition in Onychophora (velvet worms) suggests that the tritocerebrum evolved in arthropods. BMC Evol Biol. 10: 255.

Monge-Nájera, Julián (1994). Reproductive trends, habitat type and body characteristcs in velvet worms (Onychophora). Revista de Biología Tropical 42(3): 611-622.

Oliveira, I. S., Read, V. M. S. J. and Mayer, G. (2012). A world checklist of Onychophora (velvet worms), with notes on nomenclature and status of names. ZooKeys 211: 1-70.

Young, A. M. (1982). Can a population sample equal one and have patchy distribution? Brenesia 19-20: 613-614.


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