Scientists have discovered the oldest insect: it is 99 million years old

Ученые обнаружили самое древнее насекомое: ему 99 миллионов лет

Scientists have discovered the oldest centipede in amber

This became known from the journal of Pensoft. As you know, the study was conducted by scientists from the national Museum of Bulgaria. A piece of amber, which was examined by specialists, was discovered in Myanmar.

The publication reported that the found the millipede belongs to the species that was previously unknown, but belongs to the order Callipodida. The researchers believe that the insects appeared at the end of the Cretaceous period. The reason for this was the growth of flowering plants. Scientists say that the first centipede to appear about seventy million years ago.

Ученые обнаружили самое древнее насекомое: ему 99 миллионов лет

Individual that was found by scientists in a piece of amber from Myanmar, is the most ancient representative of this species known to modern science. It lived on the Earth is 99 million years ago.

To modern forms of this centipede can’t attribute also due to morphological features; she had a complex eye consisting of 5 ommatidia. And here’s her next of kin from the order Callipodida was not more than 30 ommatidia.

We will remind, 100 millionairea unique insect found in amber.

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