Friday Squid Blogging: Jurassic Squid Attack
It’s the oldest squid attack on record:
An ancient squid-like creature with 10 arms covered in hooks had just crushed the skull of its prey in a vicious attack when disaster struck, killing both predator and prey, according to a Jurassic period fossil of the duo found on the southern coast of England.
This 200 million-year-old fossil was originally discovered in the 19th century, but a new analysis reveals that it’s the oldest known example of a coleoid, or a class of cephalopods that includes octopuses, squid and cuttlefish, attacking prey.
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