Nannarrup hoffmani

Nannarrup hoffmani, commonly known as Hoffman's dwarf centipede, is a species of centipede that was discovered in New York City's Central Park in 20022 It is 10 mm long, and has 82 legs3 Researchers think that the species originated in East Asia and was carried to the United States in a shipment of imported plants4 The species is the first new species to be discovered in Central Park in more than a century It is, possibly, the smallest known species of centipede3 The species is named after Dr Richard L Hoffman, former curator of invertebrates at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, for his role in helping to identify the species3


  1. ^ a b "Nannarrup hoffmani Foddai, Bonato, Pereira & Minelli, 2003" ChiloBase 
  2. ^ David Bjerklie 2002-08-05 "City centipede: an urban legend with real legs" Time 
  3. ^ a b c Barbara Stewart 2002-07-24 "A new kind of New Yorker, one with 82 legs" New York Times 
  4. ^ "Centipede enjoys hustle and bustle" BBC News 2002-07-26 

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