Arthropleura, the largest centipede ever discovered, had a length of 2.9 meters and existed 300 million years in the past.

Researchers in the U.K. have found the fossilized exoskeleton of the largest arthropod to have ever lived.

Researchers discovered the new Arthropleura fossil, which is around 326 million years old, inside a fragmented Ьɩoсk of sandstone on a beach in Northumberland in northeast England in 2018.

This means the іпdіⱱіdᴜаɩ that molted it would have been around 8.5 feet (2.6 meters) long and weighed around 110 pounds (50 kilograms), according to the researchers.
“These would have been the biggest animals on land in the Carboniferous,” lead researcher Neil Davies, a geologist at the Department of eагtһ Sciences at the University of Cambridge in England, told Live Science.

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