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The leggiest animal known on Earth !

Read about the millipede Illacme plenipes, the leggiest animal known on Earth. It has approximately 750 legs, although with a total body length that ranges from 2 to 4 cm. It has been found in a very limited geographical area near San Benito County, in the Silicon Valley, California. To know more about this very rare animal, whose detailed redescription was recently published (October/2012, by Marek, Shear and Bond) in the periodical Zookeys, click over the image to the right side.

 

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