Titanokorys gainesi: crab that lived 500 million years ago

Titanokorys gainesi: crab that lived 500 million years ago

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Titanokorys gainesi: crab that lived 500 million years ago

Scientists have discovered a gigantic prehistoric relative of the horseshoe crab in the Burgess Shale in Canada, the Titanokorys gainesi, a 500 million year old crab, at least according to one study published Wednesday on Royal Society Open Science.

According to scholars, the creature is believed to have been one of the largest of its time, surpassing other previously discovered prehistoric crabs.

Titanokorys gainesi: crab that lived 500 million years ago