One new types of crabs which, according to scientists, is "The Strangest Cancer Ever Ever Had" It was discovered in Colombia and the United States.
Prehistoric crabs return 95 million years ago and scientists say they reject all normal cancer characteristics. The new species, called Callichimaera is confused, curved claws, large eyes without pools, exposed tail and lips in the form of legs.
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"We started to see these fossils and found that they had what appeared the eyes of a larva, the mouth of shrimp, claws of toad crayfish and a lobster shell, "says Javier Luck, a postdoctoral paleontologist at the University of Alberta and Yale University, in a statement from the University of Alberta." We have an idea of what a typical cancer looks like, and these new fossils break all those rules. "
Because of Mismatch of parts of the body, it was precisely this new species that was named in honor of the chimera: a mythological creature with a lion's head, a goat's body and a snake tail.
The full name of the new cancer, Callichimaera perplexa, is translated as "Beautiful and confused chimera". Because of his unusual legs, Luke said that he believed that the creature lived in water, swimming rather than crawling on land.