Squid

This squid is well-preserved, and retains traces of the soft body parts and the ink sac. Fossils preserved in limestone nodules like this often retain unusual features.

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Common name

Squid

Scientific name

Phragmoteuthis

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Belemnite Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.417