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Styletoctopus
Fossil range: Cretaceous
Scientific classification

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Cephalopoda

Subclass:

Coleoidea

Superorder:

Octopodiformes

Order:

Octopoda

Genus:

Styletoctopus

Styletoctopus is an extinct genus of octopus. The genus consists of the single species Styletoctopus annae. It lived approximately 95 million years ago. Very few octopus species are found in fossilized form, as octopuses consist of soft tissue that usually decomposes before it has time to fossilize. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rare fossil octopuses found, MSNBC, March 18, 2009


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The Fossil Wiki has a news article related to this topic at News:2009 extinct fossil octopus discoveries.

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