'Big as a car': 326-million-year-old giant millipede fossil

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'Big as a car': 326-million-year-old giant millipede fossil

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Last week researchers in Australia discovered "the first true millipede" – a 3-inch-long creature with 1,306 legs. But that bug doesn't come close to a recently discovered ancestor from over 300 million years ago, one that scientists in England say was a giant millipede "as big as car" at nearly 9-feet-long.
The discovery of the ancient millipede, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Geological Society on Tuesday, was made on a beach in the city of Northumberland in northern England.

Neil Davies, lead author of the study from the University of Cambridge's Department of Earth Sciences, said the discovery "was a complete fluke" because it was found in a block of sandstone that fell off a cliff onto the beach in January 2018.
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