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Info and pics of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni

Jillykim

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#1
First posting here. Still amazed at some of the specimen photos I have seen of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni. Any more or related info?
Thanks. :?:
 

Steve O'Shea

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Thanks Phil. We're a bit pushed for time over here right now - too many things on the boil - but one that we will be able to/must follow through on is the redescription of Mesonychoteuthis based on new material.

I've looked at the fact sheet some time ago, in dismay, as it is a little obsolete (meaning we could add so much more information).

Perhaps there's a student out there that wants to come study this and similar 'giant' cranchiid species over here. There's a fantastic amount of recently collected cranchiid material that could be worked up for a most interesting Masters or PhD thesis.

No matter what direction you turn these days you find these groups of poorly known deep-sea cephalopods, mainly squid, that require revision. There are several hundred lots of cranchiid specimens that could be worked up - a few of them are probably new species - but there's a lot of challenging work involved proving this to be the case. Who is up to it??

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tonmo

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#6
I've looked at the fact sheet some time ago, in dismay, as it is a little obsolete (meaning we could add so much more information).
Just pass me the edits and I'll implement whenever ready! :wink: It's one of our most popular pages...
 

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