Squid

This squid is well-preserved in a limestone nodule. When phragmoteuthids like this retain the fossilised ink sac, the ink can be ground up, mixed with water and then used to write or draw with!

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Common name

Squid

Scientific name

Phragmoteuthid

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Black Ven 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.2013.16