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Redescription of Hexanchus nakamurai Teng 1962, (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchiformes: Hexanchidae), with designation of a neotype

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Ebert, DA and White, WT and Ho, H-C, Redescription of Hexanchus nakamurai Teng 1962, (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchiformes: Hexanchidae), with designation of a neotype, Zootaxa, 3752, (1) pp. 30-34. ISSN 1175-5326 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3752.1.4

Abstract

Hexanchus nakamurai Teng, 1962 is one of two valid nominal species in the genus Hexanchus; the other being H. griseus. The taxonomic history of H. nakamurai is somewhat convoluted due to questions about the validity of whether it constituted a publication or an unpublished dissertation. The issue appeared to have been resolved once it was determined that the Teng's original description met the criteria under the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature code (Article 8a) of a publication. However, recent molecular studies have indicated that the western North Atlantic H. nakamurai (=?H. vitulus) may be distinct from western Indian Ocean H. nakamurai. Compounding the issue is the loss of the holotype of H. nakamurai from Taiwan. A neotype is herein designated and the species redescribed based on the neotype and eight additional Taiwanese specimens.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Centrophorus, neotype, nomenclature, taxonomy, type species
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:119050
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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