Wandering Leg Sausage

Kingdom Animalia

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Crurifarcimen vagans

Location: Tanzania

  • holds a new record as the largest millipede (16 cm)
  • fat, sausage-like shape
  • 1.5 cm in diameter with about 56 body segments each with two pairs of legs
  • found in forests in decaying wood.
  • genus name Crurifarcimen from the Latin words “crus” for leg and “farcimen” meaning sausage; species epithetvagans from the Latin word “vagans” meaning wandering or itinerant; thus, the full species name means the “wandering leg sausage.”