World’s Deepest Land Animal Discovered


Primitive and Eyeless, World’s Deepest Land Animal Discovered

Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor
Date: 22 February 2012 Time: 12:01 AM ET

In the dark abyss of the world’s deepest known cave lurks a newfound species of primitive eyeless insect, one that researchers are calling the deepest land animal ever found.

The creature, now known as Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, is one of four newly discovered species of wingless insects called springtails, which commonly live in total darkness in caves, where they feed on fungi and decomposing organic matter. . . Read Complete Report

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