Phragmoteuthis

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  1. Hajar

    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Here's a fine Early Jurassic coleoid, Phragmoteuthis conocauda, 20 cm long from the Toarcian of Holzmaden, SW Germany.

    Gills are sometimes visible in specimens of Phragmoteuthis, but I can't make them out in this example.
     

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Amazing!
     
  3. Terri

    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

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    Beautiful!
     
  4. Hajar

    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I like it too - especially the crown of ten arms with hooklets. The ink sac is there and I think I can see gill blades on the left hand side.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Very cool fossil :grin:
     

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