Definition of Peripatus. Meaning of Peripatus. Synonyms of Peripatus

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Definition of Peripatus

Peripatus
Malacopoda Mal`a*cop"o*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? soft + -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also Protracheata, and Onychophora. Note: They somewhat resemble myriapods, and have from seventeen to thirty-three pairs of short, imperfectly jointed legs, two pairs of simple jaws, and a pair of antenn[ae]. The tranche[ae] are connected with numerous spiracles scattered over the surface of the body. Peripatus is the only known genus. See Peripatus.
Peripatus
Peripatus Pe*rip"a*tus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a walking about.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of lowly organized arthropods, found in South Africa, Australia, and tropical America. It constitutes the order Malacopoda.

Meaning of Peripatus from wikipedia

- Peripatus /pəˈrɪpətəs/ is a genus of velvet worms in the Peripatidae family. The name "peripatus" (unitalicized and uncapitalized) is also used to refer...
- Peripatus bouvieri is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Colombia. Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G. "Updated...
- wormlike appearance) or more ambiguously as peripatus /pəˈrɪpətəs/ (after the first described genus, Peripatus), is a phylum of elongate, soft-bodied, many-legged...
- Peripatus brolemanni is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Venezuela. Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G. "Updated...
- Peripatus juliformis is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Saint Vincent Island. This species became the first...
- Peripatus evelinae is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Goiás, Brazil. Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G....
- Peripatus basilensis is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Haiti. Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G. "Updated...
- Peripatus danicus is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Saint Thomas Island. Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer...
- Peripatus ruber is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Costa Rica. Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G. "Updated...
- Peripatus haitiensis is a species of velvet worm in the Peripatidae family. The type locality is in Haiti. Oliveira, I.; Hering, L. & Mayer, G. "Updated...