World’s most leggiest animal found in California

California: Entomologist of University of Arizona Paul Marek and his colleagues have found the leggiest creature of the world near Silicon Valley in North California.

The millipede named “Illacme Plenipes” has 750 limbs and can be discriminated for gender. The male creature has more than 550 while the female has up-to 750 limbs on their body.

Illacme Plenipes has the ability to create their own silk to cover the body and claw-shaped legs which help them subterranean rocks.

Scientists first found this creature in 1928 but it remained undocumented for 84 years. In the 20th century, this specie was declared extinct.

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