world record for the most legs: Animal With Most Legs World Record Millipede

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  • Discovery of a new species of giant leggy in the world
  • 1306 feet found in a gorse named Eumileps Persephone
  • Till now the name of the species Illacme Planips was the record for the most feet

A newly discovered species of millipedes has claimed the title of being the longest legged creature in the world. Scientists have named this species of Gojar as Eumileps persephone. A total of 1306 legs have been found in the body of this creature. Scientists told that these creatures live very below the surface of the earth and are rarely seen on the surface.

Scientists at Virginia Tech University discovered
As Live Science reports, Paul Marek, an entomologist at Virginia Tech University and author of the research paper on the discovery of the species, said the term ‘millipede’ has always been a misnomer. There are many such species of cowpeas in the world whose feet are less than a hundred. The record for having the most feet so far was held by the species Illacme plenipes of the gazelle. There are a total of 750 legs in the body of this creature.

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This giant without eyes got 1306 legs
Paul said that this species of millipede is named after Persephone, daughter of Zeus. In his analyzed sample, 1306 feet have been found, which is a world record in itself. Eumileps persephone is a yellow and eyeless gooseberry. The length of this creature is about 100 times more than its width. Its cone-shaped head has an antenna, allowing it to navigate dark places.

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This creature lives deep inside the ground
This organism feeds on fungi present inside the ground. Marek told Live Science that I doubt these creatures live extremely long. Millipedes grow rapidly throughout their lives, connecting body segments called rings. Entomologists can determine their age by counting these rings of millipedes of the same species.

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This gojar first appeared in Australia
Marek analyzed four specimens of this gorse, two males and two females. All of these creatures had different lengths and ages. They reported that the smallest had 198 rings and 778 legs, while the longest had 330 rings and 1,306 feet. The creatures were first observed in an area of ​​Western Australia known as the Goldfields.


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