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You have to admit that this horseshoe crab looks just like Darth Vader

The species lived when dinosaurs and mammals were just getting started.
horseshoe crab fossil

Vaderlimulus a species of horseshoe crab that lived 450 million years ago.

NM Museum of Natural History & Science

A long time ago, in a watery area not so far away... dinosaurs were just getting started, and a horseshoe that looked an awful lot like Darth Vader’s helmet was chilling in shallow waters on Idaho’s coastline (yep, 245 million years ago,.)

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