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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Megaleledonidae
Genus: Adelieledone
Allcock, Hochberg, Rodhouse & Thorpe, 2003[1]
Type species
Adelieledone adelieana
(Berry, 1917)

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Adelieledone is a genus of octopuses in the family Octopodidae.

According to the Census of Marine Life, it may be the closest living relative of the Antarctic ancestor of all octopus species that lived 30 million years ago.[2] It is placed in the family Megaleledonidae by some authorities[1] and in the Octopodidae by others.[3]



  1. ^ a b Julian Finn (2017). "Adelieledone Allcock, Hochberg, Rodhouse & Thorpe, 2003". World Register of Marine Species. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ Doyle, Alister (2008-11-09). "Octopuses had Antarctic ancestor: marine census". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  3. ^ Palomares, M. L. D. and Pauly, D., eds. (2017). "Adelieledone adelieana" in SeaLifeBase. October 2017 version.

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