Springtails (Collembola) are tiny creatures that live underfoot in the soil and leaf litter. Most people are not even aware they exist. Until 2000, biologists classified these curious animals as insects. Then new DNA evidence forced scientists to revise their thinking and redraw a branch on the tree of life.
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