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meaning: "Stylet octopus"
Named By: Dirk Fuchs, Giacomo Bracchi, Robert Weis in 2009
Time Period: 95 Ma
Location: Lebanon
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Specimen preserved flat on a rock slab
Classification: | Mollusca | Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae |

Styletoctopus is an extinct genus of octopus. The genus consists of the single species Styletoctopus annae, which lived approximately 95 million years ago. Very few octopus species appear in the fossil record, as octopuses consist of soft tissue that usually decomposes before it has time to fossilize.

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