Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

'Maerdy Monster' is new species of millipede


Posted on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 | Comment icon 0 comments

The Maerdy colliery was shut down in 1990. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Chris Sampson
Scientists in the UK have discovered a previously unknown species of millipede at an old Welsh coal mine.
The 'Maerdy Monster', so-named due to its discovery at the former Maerdy colliery, is the first new species of millipede to have been discovered in the UK in almost 25 years.

It was found back in December by millipede expert Christian Owen.


"The Maerdy species is distinct from the four similar species and, therefore, will have to be formally described and named as a 'new species' in due course," said researcher Steve Gregory.

"It is not known whether this is a genuine native species, having colonised after the last Ice Age, or accidentally introduced into south Wales."

Source: BBC News | Comments (0)

Tags: Millipede

Recent comments on this story




Please Login or Register to post a comment.




  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6007235
258383
170228

 
Bolsover Castle is voted 'England's spookiest'
10-17-2017
Built on an ancient burial ground, Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire has a reputation for being haunted.
Miami politician was 'abducted by aliens'
10-17-2017
Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera recalls having alien abduction experiences as a child.
Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives'
10-17-2017
Scientists have linked the brain size of cetaceans to the 'human-like' nature of their social behaviors.
Neutron star smash signals major breakthrough
10-16-2017
For the first time ever, gravitational waves and light have been picked up from the same cosmic event.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Schlieren imaging in color
Posted 10-16-2017 | 1 comment
A look at Schlieren imaging - a technique that can help to visualize tiny differences in air.
 
Glowing creatures of the deep
Posted 10-15-2017 | 0 comments
This vintage clip sees Sir David Attenborough descending in to the dark depths of the sea.
 
Slow motion pellet split
Posted 10-14-2017 | 0 comments
The Slo Mo Guys attempt to split an air gun pellet with a knife to pop two balloons.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ