Present day belemnite analog

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  1. Phil1078

    Phil1078 Blue Ring Registered

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    I was thinking that Uroteuthis chinensis seems to look like what I picture a belemnite to look like. Any thoughts from the more squid savvy?

    Edit: analog* excuse the typo I'm writing this on my phone.
     
  2. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Urrr... what draws you to the conclusion? In as far as you'd consider a dolphin a modern day analogy to an Ichthyosaurus?

    (Basic body shape is slightly analog, as it is for many of the Loliginidae, but that's just streamlining, let's not discuss the actual morphology; gladius vs. 3 part shell, absence of hooks, presence of tentacles, papillae etc. Just curious)
     
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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I reviewed a paper on belemnite reconstruction several months ago, and gave it a thumbs-up evaluation. Depending on what some other reviewer said it should be out in 6 months. If so I'll post a link here. (It wouldn't be appropriate to discuss the content of the paper yet - it's not my work).
     
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    A Cause of War

    *chuckle*

    Don't publish those juicy details early; you'd hardly want to be guilty of jus ad bellum.
     
  6. Hajar

    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Here's a nice reconstruction of Hibolithes by Klug & co. from the abstract book for the Dijon meeting linked to by Kevin.
     

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  7. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    A lot of Belemnite reconstructions in this diorama. These may be a bit short, have to wait for the paper from the symposium to come out. :aulacocer (just a coincidence that Dr. Klug's reflection is shown? :heee:) As ob says, the streamlined body is about all that is analogous.
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I am still thinkin' ceph fossils would make the most wonderful fireplace but liked this diorama a lot from your other pictures (almost feels like an aquarium).
     

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