This Is What Crabs That Lived 90 Million Years Ago Looked Like

Scientists continue their studies on fossils without slowing down. Crab fossils that scientists found in America and Colombia revealed that crabs that lived in the past looked quite different from today’s species. The crabs, which scientists call Callichimaera perplexa, are actually not that far from us. When it comes to crabs in cartoons, the first thing that comes to mind is the protruding eyes. The crabs called Callichimaera perplexa had the same eyes.


In their studies on the fossil, scientists determined that Callichimaera perplexa had crabs as much as the crabs found today, but they also had different features. Scientists describe these species as ‘unique’. How these creatures, which are quite small unlike today’s crabs, reached their current state, this situation has not been understood yet. Scientists took this fossil to an artist and he was asked to paint this creature. This is how the Callichimaera perplexa painted by the artist looks like;


Scientists state that this creature broke all the crab rules. Also, Callichimaera perplexa is called the platypus of the crab world. The platypus, which scientists describe as a combination of several animals, surprised scientists for a while when they were first discovered, and some even thought that these creatures were an illusion. A short video has also been created for Callichimaera perplexa. That video is as follows;

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