Present day belemnite analog

Phil1078

Blue Ring
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#1
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.
 

OB

Colossal Squid
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#2
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)
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#4
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).
 

Level_Head

Vampyroteuthis
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#5
A Cause of War

*chuckle*

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

Architeuthoceras

Architeuthis
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#7
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
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#8
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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