French scientists find ‘living fossil’

Date: 1/8/2006

French scientists who explored the Coral Sea have discovered a new species of crustacean that was thought to have become extinct 60 million years ago. A female baptized Neoglyphea Neocaledonica was discovered 1,312 feet under water during an expedition in the Chesterfield Islands, northwest of New Caledonia. Another so-called living fossil from the Neoglyphea group was discovered in 1908 in the Philippines by the US Albatross research vessel. It remained unidentified until 1975 when two French scientists from the natural history museum identified and named it Neoglyphea Inopinata.

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