Onychophora sp. (phylum)

3 Unidentified Velvet Worm at Coolatai, NSW

Onychophora sp. (phylum) at Coolatai, NSW - 8 May 2024
Onychophora sp. (phylum) at Coolatai, NSW - 8 May 2024
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Onychophora sp. (phylum) 10 May 2024 trevorpreston
Onychophora sp. (phylum) 8 May 2024 AlexDudley

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Significant sighting

trevorpreston noted:

10 May 2024

This is the first velvet worm sighting for New England NatureMapr. It is also significant in that it is either a species well out of its known range, or possibly a new species.

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trevorpreston wrote:
   8 May 2024
@DaveRowell . A nice velvet worm.
DaveRowell wrote:
   10 May 2024
Beyond the known range limit for onychophorans in Oz. Closest known record is for Dactylothele habros, but still a good 100k away. Very likely a new species.

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  • 8 May 2024 12:38 AM Recorded on
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