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Schaefferia profundissima

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Collembola
Species  S. profundissima
Genus  Schaefferia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Family  Hypogastruridae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Poduromorpha
Similar  Plutomurus ortobalaganensis, Plutomurus, Schaefferia, Entognatha, Springtail

Schaefferia profundissima is a species of springtail (arthropods) endemic to the Krubera-Voronja cave system in Georgia. It is one of the deepest terrestrial animal ever found on Earth, living at >1,800 metres (5,900 ft) below the cave entrance. It was discovered in the CAVEX Team expedition of 2010.

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Schaefferia profundissima Wikipedia


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