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Redescription of Scymnodon ichiharai Yano and Tanaka 1984 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) from the western North Pacific, with comments on the definition of somniosid genera

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White, WT and Vaz, DFB and Ho, H-C and Ebert, DA and de Carvalho, MR and Corrigan, S and Rochel, E and de Carvalho, M and Tanaka, S and Naylor, GJP, Redescription of Scymnodon ichiharai Yano and Tanaka 1984 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) from the western North Pacific, with comments on the definition of somniosid genera, Ichthyological Research, 62, (2) pp. 213-229. ISSN 1341-8998 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 The Ichthyological Society of Japan

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10228-014-0430-y

Abstract

The somniosid species Scymnodon ichiharai Yano and Tanaka 1984 is redescribed based on the type specimens and additional material from Taiwan and Japan. The range of this species is extended to include Taiwanese waters. Although recently allocated to the genus Zameus, this species is very similar to Scymnodon plunketi from the southern Indo-West Pacific; our molecular evidence indicates that these species are sister-taxa. The genus Proscymnodon Fowler 1934 is placed in the synonymy of Scymnodon Barboza du Bocage and de Brito Capello 1864 and new generic definitions are provided for Scymnodon and the closely related Zameus. The genus Scymnodon is considered to include at least the species S. ichiharai, S. plunketi, and S. ringens; Proscymnodon macracanthus (Regan 1906) is allocated to Scymnodon, but its validity is uncertain. The genus Zameus is considered to be monotypic, containing only the species Z. squamulosus.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:morphology, Proscymnodon, synonymy, taxonomy, Zameus
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:119465
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-08-01
Last Modified:2017-10-18
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