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"I, astonished, discovered by chance the only specimen”: the first velvet worm (Onychophora)
Darwin In Memoriam 2019: Onychophora
Published: Sep 17, 2019
The first description of a velvet worm, misidentified as a slug with legs, was published in Latin by Lansdown Guilding in 1826, but apparently, no translation is available. Here, I present English and Spanish translations of that first description, and some biographical notes on Guilding.