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Whoops! Another Living Fossil

An underwater creature described as being halfway between a shrimp and a mud lobster showed up after it was supposed to have been dead for 60 million years. The five-inch creature has huge eyes, redish spots, and a thickset body. According to marine biologist Philippe Bouchet, "the group is less completely extinct than was thought." Evidently, the fossil record had been silent for 60,000,000 years. Of course, another possibility is that the records are not nearly as clear as is claimed.