Lobsters Date Back Earlier Than Supposed

Date: 26/05/2014

Scientists believed lobster-like crustaceans first appeared on Earth about 360 million years ago but using

fossil records and DNA testing scientists determined  the first lobster-like crustacean appeared
372 to 409 million years ago. The study also examined the evolutionary
relationships among lobsters, finding that present crayfish
distributions mirror the breakup of the super-continent Pangaea and
Gondwana, the two southern supercontinents. The study uncovered several
potential new species of lobsters.

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