From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
‘Living fossil’ species found in south Pacific
Fri, 19 May 2006
French scientists exploring the south Pacific said Friday they have discovered a new species of crustacean thought to have gone extinct 60 million years ago.
The 12-centimetre-long female “living fossil” — looking like a cross between a mud lobster and a shrimp, the researchers say — was found 400 metres under water during an expedition northwest of New Caledonia, a French territory east of Australia.
The specimen has been dubbed Neoglyphea neocaledonica, the National Museum of Natural History and the Research Institute for Development said in a statement.
Marine biologists Philippe Bouchet and Bertrand Richer De Forges found the new species in October while trolling in a remote area between New Caledonia and Australia.
The specimen’s large eyes, red spots and thick body meant it was a different species from Neoglyphea inopinata, the first member of the rare group ever identified, found in the Philippines in 1908.
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