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meaning: "Rib joint"
Named By: Jordan & Meyer in 1854
Time Period: Moscovian-Gzhelian, 315-299 Ma
Location: Eastern North America. Scotland
Size: Up to 2.6 meters
Diet: Uncertain, but fossil material suggests it may have been herbivorous
Fossil(s): Several specimens and fossilised track ways, mouth unknown
Classification: | Arthropoda | Myriapoda | Arthropleurida | Arthropleuridae |

Arthropleura (Greek for jointed ribs) is a genus of extinct millipede arthropods that lived in what is now northeastern North America and Scotland around 315 to 299 million years ago, during the late Carboniferous Period. The larger species of the genus are the largest known land invertebrates of all time, and would have had few, if any, predators.

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