PHOTOS: Cyanide Millipede, Huge Spider Among New Species

PHOTOS: Over Thousands Species Discovered in Vietnam
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Able to shoot cyanide, this millipede is tough enough to wear pink.

First documented in 2007, the shocking pink dragon millipede--yes, that's its real name--is among more than a thousand new species found in the Greater Mekong region in the last ten years, WWF announced on December 15, 2008.

Far from a fashion statement, the animal's bright color probably warns predators of the millipede's toxicity.
—Photograph courtesy Greater Mekong Programme/WWF International
 
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