New Beetle Species Revealed in Krubera, World’s Deepest Cave

July 3, 2014 8:38 PM

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New Beetle Species Revealed in Krubera, World’s Deepest Cave

Scientists exploring the world’s deepest cave say they’ve identified a previously unknown species of beetle living in its depths, proof that new discoveries still wait beneath the earth.

The new beetle species, Duvalius abyssimus, was discovered in the Western Caucasus region of Russia in the Krubera cave, which is at least 7,000 feet deep. Even getting from its entrance to its deepest explored point requires researchers to don diving gear to get through underground chambers flooded...

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