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New amphibious centipede identified

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Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University have discovered a new species of large, tropical centipede of genus Scolopendra in Okinawa and Taiwan.

It is only the third amphibious centipede identified in the world, and is the largest in the region, 20 cm long and nearly 2 cm thick.

It is also the first new centipede to be identified in Japan in 143 years, a testament to the incredible biodiversity of the Ryukyu Archipelago.Scolopendra is a genus of large, tropical centipede, one of the original genera named by the father of modern taxonomy himself, Carl Linnaeus.

https://scitechdaily.com/large-new-amphibious-centipede-species-discovered-in-okinawa-and-taiwan/

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