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Re: 300 MY old Cockroach Fossil Found



On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Tim Williams wrote:
> >The 3.5 inch-long (9 cm) insect known as Arthropleura pustulatus was so
> >well preserved that Easterday could see its legs and antennae, folded
> >around its body, as well as mouth parts.
> 
> I thought _Arthropleura_ was a giant millipede (Diplopoda), not a cockroach.
> 
> Has the media got it wrong again, or am I in the dark?

Ummmmmm...