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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Rare Centipede
Stock Number  ACDCE02
EXTINCTIONS Choice

Name:   True Centipede (Myriapoda; Chilopoda)
Age:  Oligocene
Formation:  Amber Mines
Location:  Dominican Republic
Size:  Amber piece is 0.5 inches long
Price:  $199.00



This is a rare amber specimen. It is an excellent Centipede (Myriapoda; Chilopoda) trapped in Dominican Amber. Centipedes differ from Millipedes in that they only have one pair of legs on each body segment - Millipedes have two pairs. Centipedes are very rare inclusions in amber - they were fast movers and could usually avoid the sticky resin. This specimen is complete and nicely displayed - the head, antennae, and long legs are intact and well preserved. This is a very unusual insect entombed in ''fossil ooze'' (small close-up photo is included for free).

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.


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