Cretaceous cuttlefish

Description: Most things that are preserved in the fossil record are known to geologists simply as “hard parts.” These are things like teeth, bones and shells – items that are more durable and much more likely to survive as fossils. But every once in a while a specimen is preserved of a soft bodied creature – like this specimen from the Cretaceous rocks of Lebanon. This fossil is of a cuttlefish, a relative of the octopus and squid. The remains of this creature were buried underneath fine grain sediments and preserved in remarkable detail.
Source: http://www.digitalindy.org/cdm/ref/collection/tcm/id/291
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Rights: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/;
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Fossils
Cephalopoda
Cephalopoda, Fossil
Cuttlefish
Marine animals, Fossil
Lebanon
Paleontology -- Cretaceous

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