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Cheetahs are regarded to be the absolutely fastest land animals in the world. However compared with the size of its body, a small mite native to Southern Californian is much faster than cheetahs.  Image credit: Joachim Huber via Wikimedia Commons.

Small Mite, the World’s Fastest Land Animal, Size-For-Size

This is one fast invertebrate. Cheetahs are regarded to be the absolutely fastest land animals in the world. However compared with the size of its body, a small mite native to Southern Californian is much faster than cheetahs. Known as┬áParatarsotomus macropalpis, the mite can travel 322 body lengths in a […]

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