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  • 1. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA.
  • 2. Bennelongia Environmental Consultants, Jolimont, Australia & Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia & University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
  • 3. Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, USA.
  • 4. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 5. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia.
  • 6. Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra, Australia.*email:


Figure 1. Te leggiest animal on the planet, Eumillipes persephone, from Australia. (A) female with 330 segments and 1,306 legs (paratype specimen, T147124). (B) ventral view of legs (male holotype, T147101). (C) dorsal view of head and ventral view of gonopods (male holotype, T147101). Scale bars, 0.5 mm.


Published as part of Marek, Paul E., Buzatto, Bruno A., Shear, William A., Means, Jackson C., Black, Dennis G., Harvey, Mark S. & Rodriguez, Juanita, 2021, Scientific Reports 11 (23126) on pages 1-11, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-02447-0,



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