Millipedes as ‘big as cars’ roamed England, fluke fossil find shows

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Millipedes as ‘big as cars’ roamed England, fluke fossil find shows

Giant millipedes as long as a car and weighing 50kg once hunted across Northern England, experts have revealed, following the discovery of a 326 million-year-old fossil.The largest ever fossil of a giant millipede was found by a “fluke” on a Northumberland beach at the village of Howick, after a section of cliff fell onto the shore.In order to get so big, the creature, known as Arthropleura, must have found a nutrient-rich plant diet and may even have been predators, feasting on other…

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