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This Preserved Millipede Lived 99 Million Years Ago Alongside Dinosaurs

A really cool piece by Motherboard about a tiny millipede with a big history.

Some 99 million years ago, a tiny millipede got stuck in tree resin and perished. Its exquisitely preserved body, coiled into a serpentine position, survived the eons and has now been recognized as an entirely new species.

Called Burmanopetalum inexpectatum, the stunning specimen is described in detail in a paper published Thursday in the journal ZooKeys.

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