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Dwarfs under dinosaur legs: 99-million-year-old millipede discovered in Burmese amber

May 2, 2019 - General

Even though we are led to believe that during the Cretaceous the Earth used to be an exclusive home for fearsome giants, including carnivorous velociraptors and arthropods larger than a modern adult human, it turns out that there was still room for harmless minute invertebrates measuring only several millimetres.

Newly described millipede (Burmanopetalum inexpectatum) seen in amber
[Credit: Leif Moritz]Such is the case of a tiny…

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