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Fossils of theuthid cephalopods (today's squids belong to that order) are much rarer than their cousins ammonites and belemnites

http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/Palaeofiles/Fossilgroups/Cephalopoda/teuthida.html



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Jeletzkyteuthis agassizi (DESLONGCHAMPS, 1835)




The black center of the fossil is the remains of the ink sack.


Size : 4.5" /12 cm long, 2 1/4" / 6 cm wide
Location : Hawsker
Age : Upper Lias, falcifer zone, exaratum subzone, Jet Rock
Occurrence : very rare



References : 
Peter Doyle : Teuthid cephalopods from the lower jurassic of Yorkshire, Palaeontology, Vol 33 Part 1, 1990




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