James K. Douch Curator

Joined: Oct 15, 2019 Last Active: Mar 21, 2023 iNaturalist Australia

Masters student at Macquarie University, working on the taxonomy of the Onychophora

Advice for Onychophora

  1. A ventral image is helpful for ID, and usually neccessary for determining sex.
  2. Peripatus (genus) ≠ peripatus (phylum). If outside Central America, it is definitely not the former.
  3. Use the global distribution map to ID to family. You can help resolve community IDs stuck above family.
  4. For narrower ID Oliveira et al. (2012) is a good starting point, but use with caution, considering narrow-range endemism and undescribed cryptic species.

Notable contributions

I will be leading the microscopy component of the Port Macquarie marine bioblitz.

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