Monday, December 25, 2006

Crab found near Rapa Nui warrants new family designation

From the ashes comes baby Nessie fossil
Bureau Report
Zee News
December 25, 2006

A new type of crab with a furry appearance, near Easter Island. It was so unusual it warranted a whole new family designation, Kiwaidae, named for Kiwa, the Polynesian goddess of shellfish. Its furry appearance justified its species name, hirsuta, meaning hairy.

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