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Styletoctopus
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A fossil of Styletoctopus annae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae
Genus: Styletoctopus
Fuchs, Bracchi & Weis, 2009
Species: S. annae
Binomial name
Styletoctopus annae
Fuchs, Bracchi & Weis, 2009

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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