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That is an amazing video, thanks for posting it (I hadn't seen it). It's also a highly amusing video with the shocked and amazed expressions from the audience and the insets in the upper left. :lol:
 

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cttlfish;98347 said:
more confirmation, positive location of "water pores" is noted by http://www.tolweb.org/Tremoctopus !
Fantastic pictures, but TOLweb puts Tremoctopus under Argonautoida, unlike Nixon & Young and Steve's treatise on NZ octopods... what's up with that?

It looks like this rejiggering came from here:

Voight, J. R. 1997. Cladistic analysis of the octopods based on anatomical characters. J. Moll. Stud. 63: 311-325.

Is this accepted classification now? Gah, I can't keep track of this stuff; I guess that's why I'm not a real biologist...
 

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monty;98349 said:
Is this accepted classification now? Gah, I can't keep track of this stuff; I guess that's why I'm not a real biologist...
Pffft. They make it up as they go along... :smile:
 

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monty;98349 said:
Is this accepted classification now? Gah, I can't keep track of this stuff; I guess that's why I'm not a real biologist...
WhiteKiboko;98350 said:
Pffft. They make it up as they go along... :smile:
Taxonomists were born to change things, they live to re-write synonymies
and otherwise foul up traditional classifications as best they can. They are truly :evil:

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monty;98349 said:
Fantastic pictures, but TOLweb puts Tremoctopus under Argonautoida, unlike Nixon & Young and Steve's treatise on NZ octopods... what's up with that?
'oida', not 'idae' (Family); there's no change there at all Monty (people have long recognised the relationship between the Tremoctopodidae, Argonautidae and Ocythoidae; probably Alloposidae also). I did not include a superfamilial classification in the memoir (although covered them in this order in the memoir).
Cheers
 

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