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
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Selachimorpha
Superordo: Galeomorphii
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
Species: Bythaelurus naylori

Name edit

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 names edit

English: Dusky Snout Catshark

References edit

  • 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