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From Fins to Wings
NOVEMBER 2006
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From Fins to Wings Gallery Photo

Orthoporus ornatus, photographed at North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences


Desert Millipedes
Photograph by Rosamond Purcell

They've got legs—lots of them. Millipedes have a chain of trunk segments with nearly identical pairs of walking legs. Arthropods, the hard-shelled group including some 80 percent of all living animals, from insects to crabs, have been well endowed with limbs for hundreds of millions of years.


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