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Scientists discover over 450 fossilized millipedes in 100-million-year-old amber

19 / 12 / 2018, Eureka Alert

Over 450 millipedes, fossilized in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber, were recently discovered by a research team from the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity. Using micro-CT technology, the scientists identified 13 out of the 16 main groups of modern millipedes amongst them. For half of these groups, the findings also represent the oldest known fossils. Published in the open-access journal Check List, the paper contributes to our understanding of millipede evolution.

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