(1979) established the ichnospecies Diplichnites cuithensis for large (up to 36 cm wide) Diplichnites trackways from the Carboniferous of Scotland and attributed the trackways to arthropleurid myriapods, specifically Arthropleura, the largest known terrestrial arthropod.
Diplichnites gouldi typically has up to 7 tracks in a track row series, whereas Diplichnites cuithiensis has up to 23 tracks in a series, the latter corresponding to the number of walking appendages of an Arthropleura (Trewin and McNamara 1994).
(1997): Eine Taphocoenose mit Arthropleura (Arthropoda) aus dem Rotliegend (?
(1998): Arthropleura und Diplopoda (Arthropoda) aus dem Unter-Rotliegend (Unter-Perm, Assel) des Thuringer Waldes (Sudwest Saale-Senke).
Cutter investigates an invasion of giant spiders on the Underground and soon finds himself confronted by a far more ferocious creature - the 15ft arthropleura
, a prehistoric relative of the millipede.
Amongst the monsters the team face down are a sabre-tooth killing machine the Gorgonopsid, a 15ft centipede-like Arthropleura
and the Mososaur sea serpent.
The book begins with an overview of the animals that roamed Earth before the dinosaurs, such as the Arthropleura
, the largest land arthropod of all time at up to 2 meters in length.
The fossil - arthropleura
pustulatus - lived in a carboniferous swamp 55 million years before dino-saurs appeared.
The presence of Diplichnites (inferred to be the trackway of the large millipede Arthropleura
; Briggs et al.
This channel body contains especially spectacular examples of Diplichnites (large trackways attributed to the arthropod Arthropleura
: Ferguson 1975).
The presence of the largest known terrestrial detritivore, the gargantuan millipede-like Arthropleura
, is recorded by a 23 cm wide Diplichnites trackway (Fig.
A smaller set of tetrapod trackways was found higher in the section as well as two separate Arthropleura