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A Beautiful Chimera with Humongous Eyeballs

Scientist have discovered a new crab species that lived during the dinosaur age. It was so bizarre that no one could imagine this type of creature existed.

It had the mouth of a shrimp, the claws of a modern frog crab, the shell of a lobster and the paddle-like appendages of a sea scorpion, the researchers found. Its eyes were so giant that it would be like a human with soccer ball-size peepers, said study lead researcher Javier Luque, a postdoctoral fellow in paleontology at Yale University and the University of Alberta in Canada.

Click on over to Live Science for the full story.

(Image Credit: Oksana Vernygora/ University of Alberta)


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