• Welcome to TONMO, the premier cephalopod interest community. Founded in 2000, we have built a large community of experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts, some of whom come together when we host our biennial conference. To join in on the fun, sign up - it's free! You can also become a Supporter for just $50/year to remove all ads and gain access to our Supporters forum. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more cephy goodness.

Gramadella piveteaui pics

Joined
Feb 26, 2004
Messages
35
I'm not sure if I should post this under the old topic from a month or so ago, or a new one as I have done here.....

Sorry guys.....this took longer than I thought, but here are the pics of the Gramadella.......I have better larger ones, but these ones are pretty good nonetheless. Both eyes are visible, as is the tentacle preservation. This is probably one of the rarest things I have ever owned.....kinda scary considering some of the stuff I have had.

Earliest known squid...apparantly. I sure would like to find an institution interested in this rather than a private collector.....

size is about 6-7cm.
 

tonmo

Cthulhu
Staff member
Webmaster
Joined
May 30, 2000
Messages
10,358
WOW. Thanks for posting these pics!

Why are you interested in selling? And how did you get access to such a piece? Do you know how old it is?
 
Joined
Feb 26, 2004
Messages
35
squid

Hi

the animal is about 160 million years old. I sell fossils for a living. This is one of those things that I would just rather sell to a museum than a private collector.....
 

Forum statistics

Threads
20,869
Messages
206,775
Members
8,458
Latest member
AuroraVK

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak


Top