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 de Costa Rica
  • 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

Abstract 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 t... View more
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