A proposed solution to the species problem in velvet worm conservation (Onychophora)

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Sosa-Bartuano, Ángel; Monge-Nájera, Julián; Morera-Brenes, Bernal;
(2018)
  • Publisher: Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.22458/urj.v10i1.2027
  • Subject: Conservation Onychophora; new solutions for threatened biodiversity; non-technical names for invertebrates; informal names; velvet worm common names | Conservación de Onychophora; nuevas soluciones para biodiversidad amenazada; nombres populares para invertebrados; nombres comunes de gusanos de terciopelo

Onychophorans or velvet worm are the only phylum without extant marine species and the only invertebrates with a true placenta, but most species are rare and thus more likely to become extinct. A key obstacle for their conservation is the time and work needed to describ... View more