Scientist on honeymoon discovers first amphibious centipede

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Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Scolopendra cataracta
Species named for: Latin for waterfall, where the species was discovered
Categories: Myriapods | New Species | Species Discovery
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Entomologist George Beccaloni of the Natural History Museum in London first discovered the large, venemous centipede when he was on his honeymoon in Thailand. He was looking under rocks near a waterfall and was able to capture a specimen of this large creature.  When in the water, S. cataracta swam like an eel, with its many legs moving in a wave-like motion in order to propel the creature forward, which surely helps during hunting.

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