Comparative anatomy of slime glands in onychophora (velvet worms)

@article{Baer2012ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative anatomy of slime glands in onychophora (velvet worms)},
  author={Alexander Baer and Georg Mayer},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2012},
  volume={273}
}
Onychophorans use a unique hunting and defense strategy, which involves the ejection of an adhesive slime secretion produced by a pair of specialized glands. So far, a comparative study on the anatomy of these glands has not been carried out among different species. In this article, we compare anatomical features of slime glands in representatives of two major onychophoran subgroups, the Peripatopsidae and the Peripatidae, from different parts of the world. Our data show that the musculature of… 

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