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New creepy-crawly discovered in California cave

A new millipede species was discovered by researchers in Sequoia National Park.

Scientists Bill Shear and Paul Marek recognized it as the cousin of the leggiest animal on the planet, Illacme plenipes, which boasts a tremendous 700 legs.

The animal named Illacme tobini features some very creepy characteristics, including: 414 legs, over 200 poison glands, silk-secreting hairs, 4 penises, mysterious mouth parts, and 100 nozzles which excrete a defense chemical.

Read the full report from ZooKeys.

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