of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali)
Shark-References is an online database that contains scientific bibliography on recent and fossil sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras (cartilaginous fishes, Chondrichthyes). The database started in June 2009 with a data inventory of about 1,000 scientific quotations. Since then, it has expanded continuously, and today holds more than 19,000 data inputs. At the beginning, the concept intended a scientific bibliography only, but in the meantime the provided information has also extended to other thematic areas.
In addition to standard biographical information such as author, year of publication, title, location, DOI, abstract, the bibliography also offers keywords like “time”, “place”, “names of species” and “synonyms”.
List of authors:
In this list you can browse by the name of the author.
Type data base:
Information on particular types of first descriptions (holotypes, paratypes, etc.) either originates from first descriptions directly or comes from the type database (Menu: Type database). This database lists all types with more than 5,800 entries and links to the collection locations. More information is provided by a click onto the info symbol. Since recently, species information and site of first record of more than 3,000 types are shown in a Google-map.
The species description provides the user with all available information on a particular species. Along with first description data (as for synonyms) relevant type information is also included. The linked type data base holds more than 3,500 types entries with detailed information such as age, sex, place of first record,geographic coordinates and parasites.
New menu item! Host-Parasites List of Elasmobranchs
Digital versions of first descriptions:
The menu item “bibliography – first description” contains numerous digitalized first descriptions of fossil species. Among others, historic publications are featured (e.g. Louis Agassiz, Recherches sur les poissons fossiles. Volume 3, 1843).
How you can help:
Shark-References would kindly like to ask you for your contribution to this project. Users can participate in many ways:
- Please send us missing references.
- Send us your publications that are not incorporated so far (which is indicated by the missing info symbol at the quotation).
- Pictures of sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras are needed. Authors will be credited.
- Should you notice mistakes, encounter incomplete links, or or experience any access problems, please let us know.
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Partner Organisations (complete list of partners):
- Deutsche Elasmobranchier-Gesellschaft e.V. (D.E.G.) (Homepage)
- Shark Specialist Group (IUCN) (Homepage)
- Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (Homepage)
- Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) (Homepage)
- Fundación Squalus (Homepage)
- Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie Münster (Homepage)
- Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher e.V. Offenbach (Homepage)
- SOS Support our Sharks (Homepage)
- The Thresher Shark Research & Conservation Project (Homepage)
- The Irish Elasmobranch Group (Homepage)
- Foundation For Oceans of the Future (Homepage)
- Laboratório "Genômica Integrativa", Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil (Homepage)
- CONDROS - Grupo de Estudio de Peces Cartilaginosos, Argentina (Homepage)
- Mondo Marino Aquarium (Homepage)
- Philippine Journal of Science, Science and Technology Information Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Taguig City, Philippines (Homepage)
- Divers for Sharks (Homepage, facebook)
- Marine Megafauna Foundation (Homepage, facebook)
- Geosciences Collection of the University of Bremen (Homepage)
- Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, V.V.I., Praha (Homepage)
- Corsica - Mediterranean Shark Research Group (Homepage)
- South East Queensland Tiger Shark Research (Homepage)
- Tiburón Ballena México/Whale Shark México, La Paz, Baja California Sur 23090, Mexico (Homepage)
- The Shark Baselines Project (www.sharkbaselines.org) of the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
- Museum of Eastern Bohemia, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic (Homepage)
- Conservar tiburones en Argentina (Homepage)
Scientists (in alphabetical order):
(Pollerspöck, J. 2013, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 2013)