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Horseshoe Crab Fossil named after Darth Vader

This is fun. From the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the press release for a recent fossil naming: A 245 million-year-old fossil horseshoe crab recently discovered in Idaho has been named Vaderlimulus because the animal’s shield head resembles the helmet worn by Darth Vader from the Star Wars film series. Paleontologists from … Continue reading Horseshoe Crab Fossil named after Darth Vader ? The post Horseshoe Crab Fossil named after Darth Vader appeared first on Greg Laden's Blog.
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