Oroperipatus eisenii (Wheeler, 1898)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Peripatus eisenii Wheeler, 1898 (original combination)


Conservation Status






Biology & Ecology










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]

Marcus, Eveline du Bois-Reymond. (1952). On South American Malacopoda. Boletins da Faculdade de Philosophia, Sciencias e Letras, Universidade de São Paulo. Zoologia 17(17): 189-209.

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.


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