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As you can imagine, the boneless body of the octupus rarely becomes part of the fossil record. Science Daily calls it "about as unlikely as finding a fossil sneeze." There have been a handful preserved, some with ink and intact suckers, but for the first time an octopus fossil has been found - in 95-million-year-old Cretaceous rock in Lebanon - that is almost indistinguishable from modern species. This remarkable find (pictured above) pushes back the origins of modern octopus by tens of millions of years. Other octo-fossils are pictured below.
originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: VoidHawk
I bet a university with a decent marine biology program could provide you with some excellent insight. Maybe find one nearby, just in case they wanted to examine it in person.