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Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 8:56
Subject: RE: 300 MY old Cockroach
Here is the url for the GSA abstract. Note that the giant roach is
_Arthropleura_ (which is a millipede)
I don't think Arthropleura is a millipede, no
one knows what athropleurids actually were, but they had completely
different appendage and respiratory structure to modern myriapods, HUGE too,
up to 2m, left charecteristic 'caterpillar tracks' in Carboniferous
sediments from Nova Scotia.
, but is presumably the new genus &
R. Holtz, Jr.
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