What is death, anyway? And how do we tell? » « You have to stop & think … who would invite Madison Cawthorn to an orgy? Brush up on the basics of cephalopod anatomy Wow. This is a lovely and informative poster. It’s available as a poster, or a coffee mug, or even as a beach blanket! You know, in case you really wanted to know what superorder of cephalopods was dragging you into the sea. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet What is death, anyway? And how do we tell? » « You have to stop & think … who would invite Madison Cawthorn to an orgy?
It’s a shame the fossil record for Cephalopod soft anatomy is so bad. Would be interesting to know what the many Ammonoid and Nautiloid species we know of actually looked like, not to mention the nearly complete question mark with Coleoids.
@ 1.kingoftown : There was the recent fossil named for Biden :
So that’s what’s it called, a pinhole eye? Never thought of that name for a part of my anatomy.
PZ Myers says
Like a pinhole camera — a camera without a lens.
The Order names in the graphic end in ‘idae” which are typically Family names. According to animaldiversity.org the Order for octopuses is Octopoda not Octopodae. Has there been a change in naming rules?
Nice chart! It’s always cool to see a well-laid out, informative graphic.
What? No Krakenidae?