|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.