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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Onychophora
Class: Udeonychophora
Order: Euonychophora
Family: Peripatopsidae
Genus: Aethrikos
Reid, 1996
Species: A. setosa
Binomial name
Aethrikos setosa
Reid, 1996

Aethrikos is a monospecific genus of velvet worm containing the single species Aethrikos setosa.[1] It is found in New South Wales, Australia.[2]


  1. ^ Oliveira, I.; Hering, L.; Mayer, G. "Updated Onychophora checklist". Onychophora Website. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Australian Faunal Directory". Australian Government Department of the Environment. Retrieved 29 June 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Reid, A. L. (1996). "Review of the Peripatopsidae (Onychophora) in Australia, with Comments on Peripatopsid Relationships". Invertebrate Taxonomy. 10 (4): 663–936. doi:10.1071/IT9960663.