This species is also known as the Lion's Hill Velvet Worm.
For all we know, the Peripatopsis Leonina might have already ended up like this.
For all we know, the Peripatopsis Leonina might have already ended up like this.


P. leonina known to live near the Cape Peninsula of South Africa, where it lived under small ravines or stones. last seen more than a hundred years ago, and so it it has been listed as extinct in 1996. However, there has not been any evidence to back up these claims, so it may still be alive and out of sight. Habitat destruction and air pollution are the likely culprits of P. leonina's disappearance.
The usual gestation for this creature was about twelve to thirteen months, while only forty offspring were produced. It took around nine to eleven months to reach maturity, and the average lifespan was around six to seven years. Needless to say, the rate of their reproduction along with outside factors, it was no wonder their current status is unknown.


Sources:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/16620/0
http://www.arkive.org/south-african-peripatopsids/peripatopsis-spp/

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