Article: A paper nautilus (Octopoda, Argonauta) from the Miocene Pakhna Formation of Cyprus
David M. Martill and Michael J. Barker
The fossil organic trace of an argonaut shell from the Pakhna Formation (Serravillian, Middle Miocene) of southern Cyprus is described. The new find represents one of only a very few argonaut egg cases reported from the fossil record of the Tethyan region and is the first to be reported from the eastern Mediterranean. It is assigned to a new species of Argonauta as A. absyrtus sp. nov.