Jurassic tidal flat strikes back!

Nowadays crabs are common organisms in marine environments, but they appeared around 185 million years ago during the Early Jurassic. This says much of the importance of the discover at the fossil tidal flat near S. Bento (Portugal), that is, a Jurassic crab trail. This trace fossil is among the first evidences of crabs in the fossil record and is a new species for science: we named it Laterigradus lusitanica!

This finding has been studied by the ROSAE team: click here to read the published study about it!