The phylum Onychophora contains the class Onychophorida. The creatures in this class are close relatives of the Arthropoda and Tardigrada, but do not have a hard exoskeleton.
The Museum’s Onychophora collection contains approximately 49 species.
The collection is housed mainly in alcohol, but there is also a sizeable number of microscope slides. There was recently a donation of 1000 slides of specimens in cross-section.