Onychites sp. A squid tentacle hook, fossil; AU9465


Geological Collections, The University of Auckland


Onychites sp. A squid tentacle hook, fossil

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A tentacle hook of an extinct squid from the Late Jurassic (148 million years old) of Kawhia, North Island, New Zealand. This specimen is very well preserved and unusually large. The Colossal squid, the largest living species of squid, has similar hooks on its tentacles.

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