100-million-year old crab trapped in amber rewrites ancient crustacean history

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The tiny crab, erectile dysfunction massage techniques Cretapsara athanata, was discovered in Myanmar.

Lida Xing (China University of Geosciences, Beijing)

During the Cretaceous period some 100 million years ago, a tiny crustacean crawled out from its marine home and climbed a tree. The crab — only about half the size of a thumbnail — unwittingly become entombed in tree sap. For millions of years, it lay untouched, until it was discovered by miners in the Southeast Asian jungle in 2015. 

In a new study, published in the journal Science Advances on Oct. 20, researchers detail the contents of the palm-sized chunk of amber and the clawed critter within. The ancient crustacean, named Cretapsara anthanata, is believed to be the earliest “modern-looking” crabs ever found and the most complete fossil yet discovered.  read more

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