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Bizarre millipede species with 414 legs discovered

A group of researchers discovered a tiny threadlike millipede in the unexplored dark marble caves in Sequoia National Park in California.
●    The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.
●    The millipede is named Illacme tobini after cave biologist Ben Tobin of the National Park Service.
●    It was discovered along with many spiders, pseudoscorpions and flies in Sequoia National Park.
●    According to diplopodologists, the new species may possess 414 legs, compared to its relative’s 750 legs.
●    It has peculiar anatomical features, including a body armed with 200 poison glands, silk-secreting hairs, and four penises.
●    The millipede’s closest relative lives under giant sandstone boulders outside of San Juan Bautista, California.


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