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New prehistoric lobster family named after Michael Jackson

Dutch palaeontologist, René Fraaije, has named a new family of lobsters after Michael Jackson. Fraaije, also managing director of the prehistory museum in Boxtel (The Netherlands) named the small anmial Mesoparapylocheles Michaeljacksoni. He discoverd the prehistoric animal together with a group of students in Spain on June 25, 2009.

It wasn’t until he investigated the animal until he found out it is a very rare fossil. It isn’t only a new animal, it’s even a new animal family. Because this was a very special find he felt it deserved a new name. He says “It was already a very special day. On that day a special artist died too. That’s why I decided to name the lobster family after the King Of Pop.” The Mesoparapylocheles Michaeljacksoni lobster family Cretaceous period. During this period dinosaurs were still alive!