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The Jurassic

Fossil
Did you know what this fossil was?


It is the fossil of a octopus-like animal called Proteroctopus. It was found in France and is about 164 million years old. The first real octopus appeared later, in the Cretaceous period.

A fossil like this one, where you can see soft parts of the animal (like the tentacles) are quite rare. Usually it is only the hard parts of an animal, like bones and teeth, that are fossilised.

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