Flora and Fauna | Science

A Millipede That (Almost) Lives Up To The Name

NPR | Nov. 16, 2012 12:02 p.m.

No millipede actually has 1000 feet—but the species Illacme plenipes comes closest, with up to 750. Etymologist Paul Marek, who rediscovered the rare species a few years ago in California’s coastal mountains, calls counting legs and measuring millipedes a “guilty pleasure.”


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