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This tiny crab, which was trapped in amber about 100 million years ago, has completely changed our understand of #crab evolution!


📸: Lida Xing

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Sometime during the Cretaceous Era, roughly 100 million years ago, a tiny crab marched out of its home in the sea, climbed a tree, and got itself trapped in a dollop of tree trunk goop.

But little did this young crustacean know that the amber would immortalise it!
Fast forward to 2015, when researchers stumbled upon a piece of amber jewellery with a two-millimetre-long crab lodged in it in a market in Tengchong, China.
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