Annuntidiogenes worfi - Hermit Crab
A 2009 article published in the Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana discussed paleontological fieldwork in quarries and age-old, dried-up reefs located in northern Spain. Various different kinds of now-extinct organisms had been cataloged in the area in the past, but the researchers happened upon an especially unique fossil, a Cretaceous-era crab, and the only one of its kind. The crab was likely carnivorous. The hermit crab’s anterior gastric region is covered in several ornamental ridges,
After noticing the “wrinkled ornament” on its front, Spanish paleontologist Dr. Fraaije couldn’t resist naming the mid-Cretaceous creature after a famous Klingon, Lieutenant Worf.
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