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Scymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910): a junior synonym of Scymnodon macracanthus (Regan, 1906) (Somniosidae: Elasmobranchii)

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Author(s):
B. Vaz, Diego F. [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Harvard Univ, Museum Comparat Zool, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Fish Biology; v. 99, n. 2, p. 472-494, AUG 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The taxonomic status and validity of Scymnodon macracanthus (Regan, 1906) and Scymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910) are revised in light of new material from the Southern Pacific and Indian Oceans. Despite being historically accepted as distinct taxa, recent studies suggested the possibility that these species could represent a single taxon. Morphometrics, meristics and morphology of dermal denticles show that S. plunketi is indeed a junior synonym of S. macracanthus. Previous distinctive characters proved to be the result of intraspecific variation. S. macracanthus is therefore redescribed including an updated comparative diagnosis for the genus Scymnodon in the family Somniosidae. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/07712-3 - Morphological and taxonomic review of the genus Centroscymnus Barboza du Bocage & Capello 1864 (Chondrichthyes:Squaliformes:Somniosidae)
Grantee:Diego Francisco Biston Vaz
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 13/13137-4 - Morphological and taxonomic review of genus Centroscymnus Barboza du Bocage & Capello 1864 (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Somniosidae)
Grantee:Diego Francisco Biston Vaz
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree