Octopods

New Octopods from the Late Cretaceous of Hakel and Hjoula, Lebanon

The finds of 95 million year old fossils, in 2009, reveal much earlier origins of modern octopuses. These are among the rarest and unlikeliest of fossils. The chances of an octopus corpse surviving long enough to be fossilized are so small that prior to this discovery only a single fossil species…