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Illacme plenipes, the leggiest animal on Earth, gets another look

Illacme plenipes

*Insert Angelina Oscars Leg joke here*, but the leggiest animal in the world is actually the millipede Illacme plenipes, and researchers have published the most comprehensive analysis of the species’ anatomy, including what it does with its record 750 legs. Illacme plenipes means ‘in highest fulfillment of feet’, because the females of the species have [...]

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