Bythaelurus naylori

Taxonavigation: Carcharhiniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
Species: Bythaelurus naylori

NameEdit

Bythaelurus naylori Ebert & Clerkin, 2015

  • Holotype: CAS 237869.
  • Paratypes: CAS 237870, 237872, 237873, 237941, 237942, 237943, 237944, 238013, 238070, 238071; SAIAB 200728, 200729; iSAM MB-F041239; USNM 432400, 432401.

Type locality: Southwest Indian Ridge, 35° 10’S, 53° 40’E, bottom trawl, between 800–1,300 m depth.

Etymology: The species is named in recognition of the authors colleague Gavin Naylor, College of Charleston, for his contributions and innovative molecular research into the higher classification of chondrichthyans and for his support of this project.

Vernacular namesEdit

English: Dusky Snout Catshark


ReferencesEdit

  • Ebert, D. A. & Clerkin, P. J., 2015: A new species of deep-sea catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Bythaelurus) from the southwestern Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 15: 53–63. PDF