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Look: This weird 10 legged fossil could be an octopus ancestor with extra arms

It had two more tentacles than today’s octopi.

Octopus,Octopus vulgaris,can change color and patterns dramatically,in Chichiriviche de la Costa,Ven...
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Octopi may be strange, but their past is even stranger.

We don’t know when octopi or their squid cousins first swam in the Earth’s oceans.

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But we do know that coleoids — a class of soft-bodied cephalopods that encompass squid and octopi — have been around for a long time.

Isolated fossils of ancient coleoids date back hundreds of millions of years.