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Life Found Beneath Australian Outback

Atopobathynella glenayleensis

Atopobathynella glenayleensis Australian outback

(Image credit: Kym Abrams)

A tiny blind subterranean aquatic parabathynellid crustacean(Atopobathynell glenayleensis) from the Yilgarn region of WesternAustralian (approx 3 mm in length).

Brevisomabathynella leijsi

Brevisomabathynella leijsi Australian outback

(Image credit: Kym Abrams)

A tiny blind subterranean aquatic parabathynellid crustacean(Brevisomabathynella leijsi) from the Yilgarn region of Western Australian(approx 4 mm in length).

Brevisomabathynella uramurdahensis

Brevisomabathynella uramurdahensis Australian outback

(Image credit: Kym Abrams)

A tiny blind subterranean aquatic parabathynellid crustacean(Brevisomabathynella uramurdahensis) from the Yilgarn region of WesternAustralian (approx 6 mm in length).

Assamiid opilionid

assamiid opilionid Australian outback

(Image credit: WA Museum)

A subterranean assamiid opilionid (or harvestman) from the Pilbararegion of Western Australian that lives in micro-caverns associated withiron ore deposits (approx 3 mm in length).

Tyrannochthonius souchomalus

Tyrannochthonius souchomalus Australian outback

A tiny subterranean pseudoscorpion (Tyrannochthonius souchomalus)from the Yilgarn region of Western Australian that lives in micro-caverns inlimestone calcrete (approx 1 mm in length).