An artistic reconstruction of Callichimaera perplexa. Image: Oksana Vernygora/University of Alberta

Nightmare crab with cartoon eyes: scientists discover bizarre crustacean from the time of the dinosaurs

  • Called ‘Callichimaera perplexa’, or ‘perplexing beautiful chimera’, the cute but peculiar critter swam the seas 95 million years ago
  • Unusual creature with wrench-like claws and bulbous eyes could make scientists ‘rethink what a crab is’
Topic |   Americas

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An artistic reconstruction of Callichimaera perplexa. Image: Oksana Vernygora/University of Alberta
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