Squid

This squid is incomplete, and was found in a bed of soft shale, making it difficult to collect. It formed part of the collection belonging to the Philpot sisters, who often went out fossil hunting with the celebrated Lyme Regis collector, Mary Anning.

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Common name

Squid

Scientific name

Phragmoteuthid

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Blue Lias (probably) Lower Jurassic

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

The Philpot sisters

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.J3555