Australian Museum Journal Studies in Australian sharks. No. 3

Shortform:
Waite, 1906, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(3): 226–229
Author(s):
Waite, Edgar R.
Year published:
1906
Title:
Studies in Australian sharks. No. 3
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
3
Start page:
226
End page:
229
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1906.1002
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxxix–xli
Date published:
19 June 1906
Cover date:
19 June 1906
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
1002
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (74kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1799kb PDF)

Abstract

Carcharias brachyurus, Günther, Cat. Fish. Brit. Mus., viii., 1870, p. 369. Carcharias macrurus, Ramsay and Ogilby, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales, (2), ii., 1887, p. 163. Dr. Günther's description was based upon a stuffed example, and under the circumstances, such plastic characters as the shape of the mouth and the snout can scarcely be regarded as affording reliable specific characters. Messrs. Ramsay and Ogilby, however, draw attention to these features as providing recognisable points whereby to distinguish a species described as new.