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Paleontological Papers  (newly added)

BROUGH, J. (1935) : On the structure and relationships of the Hybodont sharks. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 79: 35-49, 1 fig., 3 pl.

DE ALESSANDRI, D. (1910) : Studii sui pesci triasici della Lombardia. Mem. Soc. Sci. Nat., Milano, 7 : 1-145.

ERASMO, G.D. (1960) : Nuovi avanzi ittiolitici della «Série di Lugh» in Somalia conservati nel Museo geologico di Firenze. Palaeontographia Italica, 55: 1-23.

KRIWET, J. (2008) : A new species of extinct bullhead sharks, Paracestracion viohli sp. nov. (Neoselachii, Heterodontiformes), from the Upper Jurassic of South Germany. Ichthyolith Issues, Special Publication 11: 12.

MOSS, M.L. (1970) : Enamel and bone in shark teeth: With a note on fibrous enamel in fishes. Acta Anatomica, 77: 161-187.

REIF, W.-E. (1974) : Teeth and dermal denticles of Heterodontus falcifer (Upper Jurassic) and Heterodontus japonicus (Recent). Annual Report of the Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park Aquarium 5,6: 16-20.

STENSIÖ, E.A. (1932) : Triassic fishes from Seast Greenland collected by the Danish expeditions in 1929-1931. Meddelelser om Grønland, 83 (3): 1-305, 94 fig., 39 tagl.

WHITE, E.I. (1968) : Devonian fishes of the Mawson-Mulock area, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Trans-Antarctic Exp. 1955-1958, Scient. Rep. no. 16, Geol., 5: 1-26.


Acta Zoologica (Stockholm)

HOLMGREN, N. 1940 Studies on the head in fishes. Embryological, morphological, and phylogenetical researches. Part I. Development of the skull in sharks and rays. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 21 (1-3): 51-267


Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

SIGNEUX, J. 1949 Notes paleoichthyologiques. I. Observations sur le genre Scapanorhynchus et ses relations. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 2), 21 (5): 633-638, figs 1-3

SIGNEUX, J. 1949 Notes paléoichthyologiques. II: Sur les genres Isurus, Chiloscyllium et Triakis trouvés à l'état fossile dans le gisement sénonien de Sahel-Alma. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 21 (5): 635-638, 3 fig.

SIGNEUX, J. 1950 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. III: Squalidae fossiles du Sénonien de Sahel-Alma. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 22 (2): 315-319, fig.

SIGNEUX, J. 1951 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. IV: Les Rhinobatidae du Liban. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 23 (6): 693-695,1 pl.

SIGNEUX, J. 1954 Notes Paléoichthyologiques. VI (suite). Cas d'ovoviviparité chez un Rhinobate fossile. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 26 (5): 644-645

BRANISA, L. & HOFSTAETTER, R. & SIGNEUX, J. 1964 Addditions a la faune ichthyologique du Cretace supérieur de Bolivie. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Serie 2), 36: 279-297, 3 Fig.

BRANISA, L. & HOFSTETTER, R. 1966 Nouvelle contribution a I etude de la paléontologie et de I Age du groupe Puca (Cretace-Paleogene, Bolivie).Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 2), 38: 301-310, 1 Fig.; Paris.

BLOT, J. 1980 La faune ichtyologique des gisements du Monte Bolca (Province de Ve´rone, Italie). Catalogue syste´matique pre´sentant l'etat actuel des recherches concernant cette faune. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, (Série 4), sect. C, 2 (4): 339-396.


Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum

ITOIGAWA, J. & NISHIMOTO, N. & HIROYUKI, A. 1977 Cretaceous fossil elasmobranchs from japan (first report). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 4: 119-138

NISHIMOTO, H. & MOROZUMI, Y. 1979 Late Cretaceous elasmobranches from the Izumi Mountain Range. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 6: 133-140

NOMURA, M. & HATANAKA, O. & NISHIMOTO, H. & KARASAWA, H. & NANAO NOJIRIKO GROUP 1991 Megasqualus serriculus Jordan and Hannibal (Squalidae: Squaliformes: Elasmobranchii) from the Middle Miocene Nanao Calcareous Sandstone, Nanao City, Noto Peninsula, Central Japan.Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 18: 33-45

OKAMURA, Y. & FUDOUJI, Y. & KARASAWA, H. 2000 A first record of the genus Pseudaetobatus (Myliobatiformes, Myliobatidae) from the middle Eocene Okinoshima Group, Kyushu, Japan. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 27: 199-200


Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx

MENDIOLA, C. 1995 Familia Zygzabatidae n. (Batomorphii, Myliobatoidea). Zygzabatis maroccana n. gen., n. sp. Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 1: 1-4, 2 tabl., 1 pl.

MENDIOLA, C. 1996 Rhincodon ferriolensis n. sp. (Neoselachii, Orectolobiformes, Rhincodontidae) del Burdigaliense superior de Elche (Sureste de España). Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 2: 1-6, 2 fig., 1 pl.

MENDIOLA, C. 1999 Myliobatoideos nuevos (Neoselachii, Batomorphii) del Thanesiense ? de oued Zem (Cuenca de los Ouled Abdoun, Marruecos). Revista de la Societat Paleontologica d'Elx, 6: 1-42, 10 fig., pl. 1-12

MENDIOLA, C. 2001 Hallazgo de Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus 1758) en el Plioceno superior de Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz, España). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 7: 1-9

MENDIOLA, C. 2002 Notorynchus lawleyi Cigala Fulgosi 1983 (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes) en el Plioceno inferior de Guardamar y Plioceno medio de Rojales (Sureste de España, Cuenca del Bajo Segura, Cordillera Bética Oriental). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 8: 1-15

MENDIOLA, C. & MARTINEZ, J. 2003 La ictiofauna fósil (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii) del Mesozoico y Cenozoico de España. Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 9: 1-103

MENDIOLA, C. 2004 Primera cita española del género Ptychodus AGASSIZ 1839 (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 13: 1-14

MENDIOLA, C. & LÓPEZ, A. 2005 La ictiofauna fósil (Chondrichthyes, Euselachii) del Serravalliense de Alicante (Sureste de España). Revista de la Societat Paleontológica d'Elx, 14: 1-51


Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies

BREARD, S. & STRINGER, G.L. 1995 Paleoenvironment of a diverse marine vertebrate fauna from the Yazoo Clay (Late Eocene) at Copenhagen, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 45: 77-85

STRINGER, G.L. & BREARD, S. 1997 Comparison of otolith-based paleoecology to other fossil groups: an example from the Cane River Formation (Eocene) of Louisiana. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 47: 563-570

BREARD, S. & STRINGER, G.L. 1999 Integrated paleoecology and marine vertebrate fauna of the Stone City Formation (Middle Eocene), Brazos River section, Texas. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 49: 132-142

STRINGER, G.L. & BREARD, S.Q. & KONTROVITZ, M. 2001 Biostratigraphy and paleoecology of diagnostic invertebrates and vertebrates from the type locality of the Oligocene Rosefield Marl Beds, Louisiana. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 51: 321-328

STRINGER, G.L. & MILLER, M. 2001 Paleoenvironmental interpretations based on vertebrate fossil assemblages: an example of their utilization in the Gulf Coast. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 51: 329-338


Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology

LASSO, C.A. & RIAL, B.A. & LASSO-ALCALA, O. 1997 Notes on the biology of the freshwater stingrays Paratrygon aiereba (Müller & Henle, 1841) and Potamotrygon orbignyi (Castelnau, 1855) (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) in the Venezuelan Llanos. Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology, 2 (3): 39-50

HUMAN, B.A. 2011 Description of a unique catshark egg capsule (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) from the North West Shelf, Western Australia. Aqua, International Journal of Ichyology, 17 (4): 199-209


Upcoming Meetings:

V Colombian meeting on Chondrichthyes (CMC) from 24 to 28 October 2016
Deadline for submission of abstracts/Fecha límite de envío de resúmenes: June 30, 2016
Date of response by the Organizing Committee/Fecha de respuesta por parte del Comité Organizador: July 30, 2016
please visit: http://encuentro2016.squalus.org/


The IWSC4 website is now live at http://www.iwsc4.com/, and registration and abstracts are being accepted online for oral and poster sessions.  The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2016.  Additional details can be found on the website, along with a printable meeting poster (poster attached here as well).
This international gathering of whale shark scientists, conservationists and decision-makers will feature the most recent advances in research, conservation and management of whale sharks globally.  The meeting will further highlight research on whale shark populations in the Arabian Gulf.  The conference will integrate six themes: 1) Growth and Reproduction, 2) Behavior and Ecology; 3) Physiology; 4) Genetics; 5) Wildlife Tourism; and 6) Threats and Management.  Meeting proceedings will be published in the peer-reviewed, open access journal Qscience Connect (http://www.qscience.com/loi/connect).

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place from 1 to 10 September 2016 in Hawaiʻi, U.S.A. Visit the Congresswebsite to register for the event and book your accommodation.

  • SIBIC 2016: VI Iberian Congress of ichthyology. 21.-24. June 2016, Murcia, Spain;a special session will be dedicated to Chondrichthyan research!
    • Registration starting on 1st September 2015
    • Call for abstracts starting on 1st October 2015
    • Abstracts submission deadline: 15th February 2016
    • Early-bird registration fee deadline: 31st March 2016

  • Annual joint meeting of Ichthyologists and herpetologists including the American Elasmobranch Society meeting. 2016: New Orleans, Louisiana, 6.-10. July 2016, New Orleans. Lousiana, USA. http://www.asih.org/meetings

New described species/Taxonomic News:


WHITE, W.T. & LAST, P.R. & BAJE, L. (2016): Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus, a new species of eagle ray (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from northern Australia and New Guinea. Ichthyological Research, 63 (1): 94-109
New species: Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus,
Abstract: A new species of eagle ray, Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus sp. nov., is described based on specimens collected in northern Australia and southern Papua New Guinea. The new species is very closely related to Aetomylaeus nichofii and was previously considered to be conspecific with this species. The new species and A. nichofii differ from their congeners in having a dorsal pattern of seven or eight transverse pale blue bands. As with other eagle ray species, morphological characteristics which distinguish the closely related species were largely obscured by intraspecific variation. The clearest morphological differences were apparent when comparing adult males to adult males and adult females to adult females, e.g. disc longer in adult female A. caeruleofasciatuscompared to adult female A. nichofii. The two species also differ in the number of pelvic radials in both females and males and show subtle colour differences. A neotype is also allocated for A. nichofii.
SOARES, K-D.A. & GOMES, U.L. & DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2016): Taxonomic review of catsharks of the Scyliorhinus haeckelii group, with the description of a new species (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Zootaxa, 4066 (5): 501-534
New species: Scyliorhinus cabofriensis
Abstract: Sharks of the genus Scyliorhinus from the southwestern Atlantic are reviewed; identification problems and taxonomic misinformation given in the literature are rectified. After extensive examination of the external and internal morphology of specimens collected mostly off southeastern and southern Brazil, Scyliorhinus besnardi Springer & Sadowsky, 1970 is placed in the synonymy of S. haeckelii (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907), which is thoroughly redescribed. Additionally, a new species, Scyliorhinus cabofriensis, sp. nov., is described from the state of Rio de Janeiro, distinguished from all southwestern Atlantic congeners by its color pattern, clasper and neurocranial morphology, and proportional measurements. A key to Scyliorhinus species occurring in the southwestern Atlantic is also provided.


VULLO, R. & GUINOT, G. & BARBE, G. (2016): The first articulated specimen of the Cretaceous mackerel shark Haimirichia amonensis gen. nov. (Haimirichiidae fam. nov.) reveals a novel ecomorphological adaptation within the Lamniformes (Elasmobranchii). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, in press
New genus/family: Haimirichia, Haimirichiidae nov. fam.
Abstract: The first shark from the early Late Cretaceous Konservat Lagerstätte of Agoult (south-eastern Morocco) is described. The specimen consists of the anterior part of an articulated skeleton including the cephalic and branchial regions, anterior vertebrae and one pectoral fin. The well-preserved dentition of this specimen indicates that it corresponds to the fossil lamniform originally described as Odontaspis amonensis Cappetta & Case, 1975, a purported odontaspidid species of unclear affinities. The new material provides crucial anatomical data for this taxon, such as head shape, cranial structure, tooth formula, organization of the ampullary system and type of vertebra. Based on these features, this short-snouted, broad-headed shark is confirmed as a member of Lamniformes but is clearly not assignable to any of the known living and fossil genera, and is thus described as Haimirichia amonensis gen. nov. Moreover, this unique set of features, including several autapomorphies, differs sufficiently from those of odontaspidids and other lamniform families (both living and extinct) that it requires the erection of the family Haimirichiidae fam. nov. The articulated specimen of H. amonensis reveals a novel ecomorphological specialization within the Lamniformes, adding to the high disparity observed within this order. During the Cenomanian, H. amonensis was a common, widely distributed species that likely had a lifestyle similar to that of some living medium-sized coastal pelagic carcharhiniform sharks with a comparable overall morphology, such as the whitetip reef shark Triaenodon obesus.

KHAMHA, S. & CUNY, G. & LAUPRASERT, K. (2016):
Revision of Isanodus paladeji (Elasmobranchii, Hybodontiformes) from the Lower Cretaceous of Thailand. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, in press
New species: Isanodus nongbualamphuensis
Abstract: Microremains from the Lower Cretaceous Phu Phan Thong locality, Nong Bua Lam Phu Province, northeastern Thailand, yielded ten tooth morphotypes of the freshwater shark genus Isanodus, which allow the revision of this genus. Two new morphotypes assigned to anterolateral and posterolateral teeth possess shared characters with anterior and posterior teeth of Isanodus paladejiwhereas its former anterolateral and posterolateral teeth appear to belong to a new species,Isanodus nongbualamphuensis sp. nov. The pattern of ornamentation in some teeth of I. paladejiand I. nongbualamphuensis is quite similar to that observed in the genus Heteroptychodus, suggesting these two genera are closely related.
SUZUKI, H. (2015): A new genus of the Family Dalatiidae (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) from the Miocene of Japan. Journal of Fossil Research, 47 (2): 41-47
New genus: Squaliomicrus
New species: Squaliomicrus sanadaensis
Abstract: A new genus and species of a squaliform shark (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) Squaliomicrus sanadaensis gen. et sp. nov. is described. On the basis of one specimen, a fossil shark tooth discovered in the Middle Miocene Iseyama Formation (Northern Fossa Magna Region) in Ueda City. Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, Squaliomicrus differs markedly from related genera Dalatias Rafinesque 1810, Euprotomicrus Gill 1864, lsistius Gill 1864,Squaliolus Smith and Radcliffe 1912, Acrosqualiolus Adnet 2000, Eosqualiolus Adnet 2000. Squaliodalatias Adnet, Capetta and Reynders 2006 andAngoumeius Adnet, Cappetta and Reynders 2006 in the Family Dalatiidae and in the Squaliformes incertae familiae by the following lower tooth characters : tooth width larger than height, present upper axial foramen, absent basal notch, distal apron reaching the basal end. present median labial hollow with groove situated inside, and a distinct distal depress ion presents on the labial face. Judging from these differences in dental characters. this specimen is regarded as probably an undescribed species. This paper constitutes the first discovery and description of the new genus Squaliomicrus belonging to the Family Dalatiidae in the Miocene of Japan.
SIVERSSON, M. & COOK, T.D. & CEDERSTRÖM, P. & RYAN, H.E. (2015): Early Campanian (Late Cretaceous) squatiniform and synechodontiform selachians from the Åsen locality, Kristianstad Basin, Sweden. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, in press
New species: Squatina (Squatina) lundegreni, Squatina (Squatina) fortemordeo, Synechodus filipi,
Abstract: The latest early Campanian archipelago deposits of the Kristianstad Basin, southern Sweden, yield one of the most diverse Cretaceous chondrichthyan faunas collected from a narrow stratigraphical interval. Building on previous descriptions of various selachians, squatiniform and synechodontiform sharks are added to the faunal list. Squatinidae is represented by Squatina (Squatinalundegreni sp. nov. and Squatina (Squatinafortemordeo sp. nov. The poorly preserved type specimens of the nominal Squatina hassei from the Maastrichtian of The Netherlands were recently regarded conspecific with better preserved Santonian–Maastrichtian teeth of Squatina (Cretascyllium) from the Anglo-Paris Basin. This appears to have been based largely on the assumption that the nominal Shassei was the only Squatinapresent in NW Europe during the Santonian–Maastrichtian. The Swedish material indicates a greater diversity of squatinoids, and the nominal Shassei is here regarded as a nomen dubium of uncertain subgeneric affinity. Two types of synechodontid teeth with a tall central cusp co-occur in the Campanian of the Kristianstad Basin. Based on articulated jaws of the markedly dignathic S.dubrisiensis from the Cenomanian of England, the two morphs are regarded as upper and lower anterior teeth of the single species Sfilipi sp. nov.


CAIRA, J.N. & JENSEN, K. (2015): Insights on the identities of sharks of the Rhizoprionodon acutus (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhiniformes) species complex based on  three new species of Phoreiobothrium (Cestoda: Onchoproteocephalidea). Zootaxa, 4059 (2): 335–350
New species: Phoreiobothrium jahki, Phoreiobothrium nadiae, Phoreiobothrium swaki
Abstract: Recent molecular work on milk sharks (Rhizoprionodon acutus [Rüppell]) suggests that, rather than a single widely distributed species, R. acutusrepresents a complex of four narrowly distributed cryptic species. Examination of the cestodes in three of the four members of that complex globally led to the discovery and description of three new species in the onchoproteocephalidean genus Phoreiobothrium Linton, 1889. The host associations and geographic distributions of the new species are fully congruent with the geographic distributions and species boundaries inferred for the sharks from molecular data: Phoreiobothrium jahki n. sp. parasitizes Rhizoprionodon cf. acutus 3 off Borneo, P. nadiae n. sp. parasitizes R. cf. acutus 1 off Senegal, andP. swaki n. sp. parasitizes R. cf. acutus 2 off northern Australia. The new cestodes differ from one another and from their 11 valid congeners in morphological features such as sublocular configuration and number, hook size, and testis number. Given the notoriously oioxenous nature of elasmobranch-hosted onchoproteocephalidean cestodes, these results provide further support for recognition of the milk shark species complex. This work also raises questions about the Phoreiobothrium species reported in cursory descriptions from India; further examination of these cestodes is key because they are potentially hosted by the fourth member of the R. acutus complex. To encourage future taxonomic work on the morphology of sharks in this complex, comparative photographs of representatives of the four potential host species are provided.

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Latest Research Articles


Extant Chondrichthyes:

AGNESE, M. & VALIANTE, S. & ROSATI, L. & ANDREUCCETTI, P. & PRISCO, M. (2016) Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) and PAC(1) receptor in the testis of cartilaginous fish Torpedo marmorata: A molecular and phylogenetic study. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 191: 26-35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2015.09.002                     
AL-MAMRY, J.M. & CHESALIN, M.V. & AL-MAMARY, D. & AL-SENAIDI, R.H. (2015) The bycatch composition of shrimp trawl fishery in the Oman coastal waters, the Arabian Sea. Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria, 45 (3): 273-283 http://dx.doi.org/10.3750/aip2015.45.3.06                     
ARI, C. & DECKER, S. & FORD, J. & D’AGOSTINO, D. (2015) What Can We Learn From Deep-Diving Elasmobranchs to Help Humans Adapt to Extreme Underwater Environments? Abstract. FASEB Journal, 29 (1 Supplement): 678.18                       
BARRETO, B.N. & FERRER, M.V.D. & BALDASSIN, P. & BOBANY, M.D. (2016) Hematological parameters in shortnose guitarfish Zapteryx brevirostris Muller and Henle, 1841 (Chondrichthyes, Rhinobatidae). Revista Mvz Cordoba, 21 (1): 5265-5271
BLUMER, M. & SEIDEL, R. & PECHRIGGL, E.-J. & LYONS, K. & DEAN, M. (2015) Cartilage or Bone? Collagens in “Cartilaginous” Fish Skeletons Answer an Old Question. Abstract. FASEB Journal, 29 (1 Supplement): 702.9                       
BUSTAMANTE, C. & BENNETT, M.B. & OVENDEN, J.R. (2016) Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark Chlamydoselachus anguineus inferred from the mitochondrial genome. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2015.1137801                     
BUTCHER, P.A. & PEDDEMORS, V.M. & MANDELMAN, J.W. & MCGRATH, S.P. & CULLIS, B.R. (2015) At-vessel mortality and blood biochemical status of elasmobranchs caught in an Australian commercial longline fishery. Global Ecology and Conservation, 3: 878-889http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2015.04.012                   
CAMUS, A. & DILL, J. & MCDERMOTT, A. & CAMUS, M. & FAN NG, T.F. (2016) Virus-associated papillomatous skin lesions in a giant guitarfish Rhynchobatus djiddensis: a case report. Diseases of aquatic organisms, 117 (3): 253-8 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/dao02956                      
CHEN, X. & AI, W. & XIANG, D. & PAN, L. & SHI, X. (2016) Complete mitogenome of the brown guitarfish Rhinobatos schlegelii (Rajiformes, Rhinobatidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27 (1): 310-311                      
CHEN, X. & AI, W. & XIANG, D. & SHI, X. (2016) Mitochondrial genome of the longtail butterfly ray Gymnura poecilura (Myliobatiformes: Gymnuridae).Mitochondrial DNA, 27 (1): 696-697                        
CHEN, X. & PENG, Z. & PAN, L. & SHI, X. & CAI, L. (2016) Mitochondrial genome of the spotless smooth-hound Mustelus griseus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27 (1): 78-79                      
CHEN, X. & XIANG, D. & ARUNRUGSTICHAI, S. & CAI, L. & XU, Y. (2016) Complete mitochondrial genome of the mangrove whipray Himantura granulata (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27 (1): 1-2                        
CHUANG, P.-S. & HUNG, T.-C. & CHANG, H.-A. & HUANG, C.-K. & SHIAO, J.-C. (2016) The Species and Origin of Shark Fins in Taiwan’s Fishing Ports, Markets, and Customs Detention: A DNA Barcoding Analysis. PLoS ONE, 11 (1): e0147290 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147290
COELHO, R. & FERNANDEZ-CARVALHO, J. & SANTOS, M.N. (2015) Habitat use and diel vertical migration of bigeye thresher shark: Overlap with pelagic longline fishing gear. Marine Environmental Research, 112B: 91-99 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.10.009                     
CULLEN, T.M. & FANTI, F. & CAPOBIANCO, C. & RYAN, M.J. & EVANS, D.C. (2015) A vertebrate microsite from a marine-terrestrial transition in the Foremost Formation (Campanian) of Alberta, Canada, and the use of faunal assemblage data as a paleoenvironmental indicator. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 444: 101–114 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.12.015                     
DA ROCHA, M.L.F. & DIAS, J.F. (2015) Inventory of Chondrichthyes and Actinopterygii species collected in the central coast of São Paulo State, Brazil.Biota Neotropica, 15 (2): 1-9 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1676-06032015013614                     
DAPP, D.R. & HUVENEERS, C. & WALKER, T.I. & DREW, M. & REINA, R.D. (2016) Moving from Measuring to Predicting Bycatch Mortality: Predicting the Capture Condition of a Longline-Caught Pelagic Shark. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2: 126 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00126                     
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DI SANTO, V. & TRAN, A.H. & SVENDSEN, J.C. (2016) Progressive hypoxia decouples activity and aerobic performance of skate embryos. Conservation Physiology, 4: in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/conphys/cov067                     
DOMINGO, A. & COELHO, R. & CORTES, E. & GARCIA-CORTES, B. & MAS, F. & MEJUTO, J. & MILLER, P. & RAMOS-CARTELLE, A. & SANTOS, M.N. & YOKAWA, K. (2016) Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species? Expanding its distribution range in the Atlantic Ocean using at-sea observer data. Journal of Fish Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12887                      
DOS SANTOS, L.N. & ZALMON, I.R. (2015) Long-term changes of fish assemblages associated with artificial reefs off the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 31 (S3): 15-23 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jai.12947
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ESCOBAR-SANCHEZ, O. & RUELAS-INZUNZA, J. & MORENO-SANCHEZ, X.G. & ROMO-PINERA, A.K. & FRIAS-ESPERICUETA, M.G. (2016)Mercury Concentrations in Pacific Angel Sharks (Squatina californica) and Prey Fishes from Southern Gulf of California, Mexico. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 96 (1): 15-9 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00128-015-1708-0                     
ESTUPIÑAN-MONTAÑO, C. & GALVÁN-MAGAÑA, F. (2015) First records of the leopard electric ray Narcine leoparda (Torpediniformes: Narcinidae) in the Ecuadorian Pacific. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 50 (3): 593-596
FERRANDO, S. & GALLUS, L. & GHIGLIOTTI, L. & VACCHI, M. & NIELSEN, J. & CHRISTIANSEN, J.S. & PISANO, E. (2015) The peripheral olfactory organ in the Greenland shark Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch and Schneider, 1801). Abstract. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2: 72http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/conf.fmars.2015.03.00072                    
FERRANDO, S. & GALLUS, L. & GHIGLIOTTI, L. & VACCHI, M. & NIELSEN, J. & CHRISTIANSEN, J.S. & PISANO, E. (2016) Gross morphology and histology of the olfactory organ of the Greenland shark Somniosus microcephalus. Polar Biology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-015-1862-1
FLORES-ORTEGA, J.R. & GODÍNEZ-DOMÍNGUEZ, E. & GONZÁLEZ-SANÓN, G. (2015) Trophic ecology of seven batoids species (Batoidea) of the Mexican Central Pacific. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 50 (3): 521-533                      
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GIRESI, M.M. & GRUBBS, R.D. & PORTNOY, D.S. & DRIGGERS, W.B. & JONES, L. & GOLD, J.R. (2015) Identification and Distribution of Morphologically Conserved Smoothhound Sharks in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 144 (6): 1301-1310http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2015.1069212
GUIDA, L. & WALKER, T.I. & REINA, R.D. (2016) The adenylate energy charge as a new and useful indicator of capture stress in chondrichthyans.Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 186 (2): 193-204  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00360-015-0948-y
IITEMBU, J.A. & RICHOUX, N.B. (2015) Trophic relationships of hake (Merluccius capensis and M. paradoxus) and sharks (Centrophorus squamosus, Deania calcea and D. profundorum) in the Northern (Namibia) Benguela Current region. African Zoology, 50 (4): 273-279http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15627020.2015.1079142                     
IRIGOYEN, A. & SIBBALD, C. & CUESTAS, M. & CRISTIANI, F. & TROBBIANI, G. (2015) Patrones estacionales de abundancia en el Golfo Nuevo y migración a lo largo de la plataforma Argentina de cazones (Galeorhinus galeus [Linnaeus 1758]) y gatopardos (Notorynchus cepedianus [Péron 1807]) (Argentina) [Seasonal patterns in Golfo Nuevo and migration on the Argentine shelf of school (Galeorhinus galeus Linnaeus 1758 ) and sevengill (Notorynchus cepedianus Peron 1807 ) sharks (Argentina)]. Ecologia Austral, 25 (2): 144-148                        
JAUREGUIZAR, A.J. & CORTÉS, F. & MILESSI, A.C. & COZZOLINO, E. & ALLEGA, L. (2015) A trans-ecosystem fishery: Environmental effects on the small-scale gillnet fishery along the Rio de la Plata boundary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 166: 92-104http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.11.003                   
JEONG, D. & LEE, Y.-H. (2016) Complete mitochondrial genome of the Yellownose skate: Zearaja chilensis (Rajiformes, Rajidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27 (1): 293-294                        
KUMAR, R.R. & VENU, S. & AKHILESH, K.V. (2015) First Report of Magnificent Catshark, Proscyllium magnificum Last and Vongpanich, 2004 (Proscylliidae: Carcharhiniformes) from Bay of Bengal, Indian EEZ. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences, 7 (6): 479-481http://dx.doi.org/10.5829/idosi.wjfms.2015.7.6.101184                    
LAUDER, G.V. & DI SANTO, V. (2015) 6 – Swimming Mechanics and Energetics of Elasmobranch Fishes.
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LI, Y. & ZHANG, Y. & HUSSEY, N.E. & DAI, X. (2016) Urea and lipid extraction treatment effects on delta N-15 and delta C-13 values in pelagic sharks.Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 30 (1): 1-8 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcm.7396
MADUNA, S.N. & DA SILVA, C. & WINTNER, S.P. & ROODT-WILDING, R. & BESTER-VAN DER MERWE, A.E. (2016) When two oceans meet: regional population genetics of an exploited coastal shark Mustelus mustelus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11596
MCCAGH, C. & SNEDDON, J. & BLACHE, D. (2015) Killing sharks: The media‘s role in public and political response to fatal human-shark interactions.Marine Policy, 62: 271-278 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.09.016                     
MORGAN, D.L. & WUERINGER, B.E. & ALLEN, M.G. & EBNER, B.C. & WHITTY, J.M. & GLEISS, A.C. & BEATTY, S.J. (2016) What Is the Fate of Amputee Sawfish? Fisheries, 41 (2): 71-73 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2015.1125887
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NATANSON, L.J. & HAMADY, L.L. & GERVELIS, B.J. (2015) Analysis of bomb radiocarbon data for common thresher sharks, Alopias vulpinus, in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean with revised growth curves. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 99 (1): 39-47 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-015-0452-y
NAVIA, A.F. & MEJÍA-FALLA, P.A. (2016) Fishing effects on elasmobranchs from the Pacific Coast of Colombia. Universitas Scientiarum, 21 (1): 9-22http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.SC21-1.feoe                   
NEAT, F.C. & BURNS, F. & JONES, E. & BLASDALE, T.  (2015) The diversity, distribution and status of deep-water elasmobranchs in the Rockall Trough, north-east Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology, 87 (6): 1469–1488 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12822                      
NOSAL, A.P. & CHAO, Y. & FARRARA, J.D. & CHAI, F. & HASTINGS, P.A. (2016) Olfaction Contributes to Pelagic Navigation in a Coastal Shark. PLoS ONE, 11 (1): e0143758 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143758                     
ORLANDO, L. & PEREYRA, I. & SILVEIRA, S. & PAESCH, L. & ODDONE, M.C. & NORBIS, W. (2015) Determination of limited histotrophy as the reproductive mode in Mustelus schmitti Springer, 1939 (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae): analysis of intrauterine growth of embryos. Neotropical Ichthyology, 13 (4): 699-706 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-20150001
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PARK, S.-J. & JANG, S.-J. & CHOI, J.-C. & MEEHYE, K. (2015) Analytical Method to Quantify Sodium Metasilicate in Shark Fins. Korean Journal of Food Science and Technology, 47 (2): 145-148 http://dx.doi.org/10.9721/kjfst.2015.47.2.145
PIETSCH, T.W. & ORR, J.W. (2015) Fishes of the Salish Sea: a compilation and distributional analysis. NOAA Professional Paper NMFS, 18: 1-95
QUEIROZ, N. & HUMPHRIES, N.E. & MUCIENTES, G. & HAMMERSCHLAG, N. & LIMA, F.P. & SCALES, K.L. & MILLER, P.I. & SOUSA, L.L. & SEABRA, R. & SIMS, D.W. (2016) Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1510090113                     
RANGEL, B.S. & MALAVASI BRUNO, C.E. & SALMON, T. & CIENA, A.P. & MIGLINO, M.A. & AMORIM, A.F. & RICI, R.E.G. (2015) Morphological analysis of the oviduct, oviducal gland and isthmus of the blue shark Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758) (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhiniformes). Neotropical Ichthyology, 13 (4): 663-672 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-20140062
REIS-FILHO, J.A. & FREITAS, R.H.A. & LOIOLA, M. & LEITE, L. & SOEIRO, G. & OLIVEIRA, H.H.Q. & SAMPAIO, C.L.S. & DE ANCHIETA C. C. NUNES, J. & LEDUC, A.O.H.C. (2016) Traditional fisher perceptions on the regional disappearance of the largetooth sawfish Pristis pristis from the central coast of Brazil. Endangered Species Research, 29 (3): 189-200 http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00711                    
RIGBY, C.L. & WHITE, W.T. & SMART, J.J. & SIMPFENDORFER, C.A. (2016) Life histories of two deep-water Australian endemic elasmobranchs: Argus skate Dipturus polyommata and eastern spotted gummy shark Mustelus walkeri. Journal of Fish Biology, in presshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12891                    
ROBERSON, L. & WINKER, H. & ATTWOOD, C. & DE VOS, L. & SANGUINETTI, C. & GOETZ, A. (2015) First survey of fishes in the Betty‘s Bay Marine Protected Area along South Africa‘s temperate south-west coast. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (4): 543-556http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232x.2015.1110045                   
ROSAS-LUIS, R. & LOOR-ANDRADE, P. & CARRERA-FERNANDEZ, M. & PINCAY-ESPINOZA, J.E. & VINCES-ORTEGA, C. & CHOMPOY-SALAZAR, L. (2016) Cephalopod species in the diet of large pelagic fish (sharks and billfishes) in Ecuadorian waters. Fisheries Research, 173: 159-168                    
SAYARI, N. & SILA, A. & HADDAR, A. & BALTI, R. & ELLOUZ-CHAABOUNI, S. & BOUGATEF, A. (2016) Valorisation of smooth hound (Mustelus mustelus) waste biomass through recovery of functional, antioxidative and antihypertensive bioactive peptides. Environmental science and pollution research international, 23 (1): 366-76 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-5244-6
SMOOTHEY, A.F. & GRAY, C.A. & KENNELLY, S.J. & MASENS, O.J. & PEDDEMORS, V.M. & ROBINSON, W.A. (2016) Patterns of Occurrence of Sharks in Sydney Harbour, a Large Urbanised Estuary. PLoS ONE, 11 (1): e0146911 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146911                     
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WHITNEY, N.M. & LEAR, K.A. & GASKINS, L.C. & GLEISS, A.C. (2016) The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum, Bonaterre). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 477: 40–46http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.12.009                   
WINTER, A. & POMPERT, J. & ARKHIPKIN, A. & BREWIN, P.E. (2015) Interannual variability in the skate assemblage on the South Patagonian shelf and slope. Journal of Fish Biology, 87 (6): 1449-1468 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12850                      
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Extinct Chondrichthyes:

BONDE, J.W. & HILTON, R.P. & JACKSON, F.D. & DRUSCHKE, P.A. (2015) Fauna of the Newark Canyon Formation (Lower Cretaceous), East-Central Nevada. New Concepts and Discoveries, Vols. I and II: 721-732                      
CUNY, G. & KRISTENSEN, J.B. & STEMMERIK, L. (2015) First record of Lagarodus (Chondrichthyes: Euchondrocephali) from the Carboniferous of Svalbard, Arctic Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 96 (1): 1-5 http://dx.doi.org/10.17850/njg96-1-01
CUNY, G. & RIGAL, S. (2015) On the difficulty of reconstructing hybodont dentitions based on isolated teeth. Abstract. 59th Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, 14-17 December 2015, Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museumm Wales: 22                      
FREDERICKSON, J.A. & COHEN, J.E. & BERRY, J.L. (2015) Ontogeny and life history of a large lamniform shark from the Early Cretaceous of North America. Cretaceous Research, 59: 272–277 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2015.11.007
GOVENDER, R. (2015) Shark-Cetacean trophic interaction, Duinefontein, Koeberg, (5 Ma), South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 111 (11-12): 178-184 http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2015/20140453                       
HÜBNER, T.R. (2015) A Devonian phoebodont shark tooth from a Lower Cretaceous karst fill. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 279 (1): 1-6 http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/njgpa/2016/0535                         
JACQUEMIN, S.J. & CICIMURRI, D.J. & EBERSOLE, J.A. & JONES, M. & WHETSTONE, Z. & CIAMPAGLIO, C.N. (2015) Quantifying heterodonty in the late Devonian (Upper Famennian) sharks Cladoselache and Ctenacanthus from the Ohio Shale, USA. PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 13 (1): 1-20                         
KRIŽNAR, M. (2015) Zob paleozojskega morskega psa rodu Glikmanius (Chondrichthyes, Ctenacanthidae) iz Karavank (Slovenija). Geologija, 58 (1): 57-62http://dx.doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2015.004                         
MERZERAUD, G. & EL MABROUK ESSID & MARZOUGUI, W. & AMMAR, H.K. & ADNET, S. & MARIVAUX, L. & TABUCE, R. & VIANEY-LIAUD, M. (2015) Stratigraphie et sédimentologie des dépôts marins et continentaux d’âge éocène moyen à miocène en Tunisie centrale (région du Djebel el Kébar).Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 187 (1): 11-25 http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gssgfbull.187.1.11                       
REOLID, M. & MOLINA, J.M. (2015) Record of Carcharocles megalodon in the Eastern Guadalquivir Basin (Upper Miocene, South Spain). Estudios Geologicos-Madrid, 71 (2): e032 http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/egeol.41828.342                         
RIGAL, S. & CUNY, G. (2015) On the rarity of anterior teeth of Asteracanthus magnus (Euselachii: Hybodontiformes). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 279 (1): 35-41 http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/njgpa/2016/0538
SPADINI, V. & MANGANELLI, G. (2015) A megachasmid shark tooth (Chondrichthyes, Lamniformes) from the Zanclean (early Pliocene) of San Quirico d’Orcia, central Italy. Bollettino Della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, 54 (1): 67-70 http://dx.doi.org/10.4435/bspi.2015.2                         
STAIG, F. & HERNÁNDEZ, S. & LÓPEZ, P. & VILLAFAÑA, J.A. & VARAS, C. & SOTO, L.P. & CARRILLO-BRICEÑO, J.D. (2015) Late neogene elasmobranch fauna from the Coquimbo formation, Chile. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 18 (2): 261-272 http://dx.doi.org/10.4072/rbp.2015.2.07
SUZUKI, H. (2015) A new genus of the Family Dalatiidae (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) from the Miocene of Japan. Journal of Fossil Research, 47 (2): 41-47                         
VERWEY, G.J. (2015) Carcharoides catticus uit het Langhien van Miste. Afzettingen WTKG 36 (4): 116-117                       
VULLO, R. & GUINOT, G. & BARBE, G. (2015) The first articulated specimen of the Cretaceous mackerel shark Haimirichia amonensis gen. nov. (Haimirichiidae fam. nov.) reveals a novel ecomorphological adaptation within the Lamniformes (Elasmobranchii). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2015.1137983                         


MORALES-SERNA, F.N. & RODRÍGUEZ-SANTIAGO, M.A. & GÓMEZ, S. (2016) Euryphorus suarezi n. sp. (Copepoda: Caligidae) parasitic on an elasmobranch from the Gulf of Mexico. Systematic Parasitology, 93 (1): 91-99 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11230-015-9608-6  


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