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Arthropleura faces of in a clash of the titans, against the predatory amphibian, Proterygrinus.

Arthropleura was a giant millipede that lived in the Carboniferous period, about 300 million years ago. Arthropleura was up to 2.6 meters (8.5 feet) long, other giant arthropods also lived at the time like Meganeura, a griffinfly with a 27-inch wingspan. Arthropleura and other giant arthropods at the time were able to grow larger than modern arthropods because of greater amounts of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere at that time, and because of the lack of large terrestrial predators (large amphibians, as pictured, do not count as terrestrial although they do come out of the water sometimes). Even though it would be painful to be bitten by an Arthropleura, they are thought to be an herbivore and do not eat other animals.

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