All papers © Edited By:

Jürgen Pollerspöck, Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching, Germany (2009-2014)

Jürgen Pollerspöck, Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching, Germany & Nicolas Straube, Munich, Germany (2015-)


Title: Bibliography database of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichtyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) -  ISSN: 2195-6499


Open access Papers:


Pollerspöck, J., Cares, D., Ebert, D.A., Kelley, K.A., Pockalny, R., Robinson, R.S., Wagner, D. & Straube, N. 2023 First in situ documentation of a fossil tooth of the megatooth shark Otodus (Megaselachus) megalodon from the deep sea in the Pacific Ocean. Historical Biology, in press doi: 10.1080/08912963.2023.2291771

Pollerspöck, J., Nielsen, K.A., Feichtinger, I. & Straube, N. 2023 New records of fossil deep-sea shark teeth from the Lillebælt Clay (Early–Middle Eocene) of Denmark. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, 72, 153–173

Pollerspöck, J. & Weigmann, S. & Seret, B. & Straube, N. 2023 Comment on “4.4 First record of the goblin shark Mitsukurina owstoni Jordan, 1898 (Lamniformes: Mitsukurinidae) in the Mediterranean Sea” by Athanasios Anastasiadis, Evangelos Papadimitriou and Frithjof C. Küpper in: Kousteni, V., Anastasiadis, A., Bariche, M., Battaglia, P., Bonifazi, A. et al. (2022). New records of rare species in the Mediterranean Sea (May 2022). Mediterranean Marine Science, 23 (3), 417-446 Mediterranean Marine Science, 24(1), 101–103

Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2022 Aging dried shark specimens used as decorative objects [Abstract]. 1st ICAZ Medieval Period Working Group Meeting (28.09.2022-30.09.2022, Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet, Bergen)

Feichtinger, I. & Guinot, G. & Straube, N. & Harzhauser, M. & Auer, G. & Ćorić, S. & Kranner, M. & Schellhorn, S. & Ladwig, J. & Thies, D. & Pollerspöck, J. 2022 Revision of the Cretaceous shark Protoxynotus (Chondrichthyes, Squaliformes) and early evolution of somniosid sharks. Cretaceous Research, 140, Article 105331

McCormack, J. & Griffiths, M.L. & Kim, S.L. & Shimada, K. & Karnes, M. & Maisch, H. & Pederzani, S. & Bourgon, N. & Jaouen, K. & Becker, M.A. & Jöns, N. & Sisma-Ventura, G. & Straube, N. & Pollerspöck, J. & Hublin, J.-J. & Eagle, R.A. & Tütken, T. 2022 Trophic position of Otodus megalodon and great white sharks through time revealed by zinc isotopes. Nature Communications, 13, Article 2980

Pollerspöck, J. & Güthner, T. & Straube, N. 2022 Re-evaluation of the Lower Miocene (Burdigalian, Ottnangian) elasmobranch fauna (Elasmobranchii, Neoselachii) from Upper Austria (Allerding, near Schärding, Austria) with comments on the paleogeographic distribution of the recorded squaliform sharks. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Series A, 122, 87–163

Feichtinger, I. & Adnet, S. & Cuny, G. & Guinot, G. & Kriwet, J. & Neubauer, T.A. & Pollerspöck, J. & Shimada, K. & Straube, N. & Underwood, C. & Vullo, R. & Harzhauser, M. 2021 Comment on “An early Miocene extinction in pelagic sharks”. Science, 374(6573), Article abk0632

Pollerspöck, J. & Beaury, B. & Straube, N. & Feichtinger, I. 2021 Oldest evidence of the genus Squalus in the north alpine realm with remarks on its evolution and distribution through time. Paleoichthys, 2, 1–9

Pollerspöck, J. & Bauernfeind, R. 2021: Die Haie von Pfreimd. Der Stadtturm, 37, 89–106 

Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2021: Bibliography database of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichtyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) - List of Valid Extant Species; List of Described Extant Species; Statistic -,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021; ISSN: 2195-6499

Villate-Moreno, M. & Pollerspöck, J. & Kremer-Obrock, F. & Straube, N. 2021: Molecular analyses of confiscated shark fins reveal shortcomings of CITES implementations in Germany. Conservation Science and Practice, 3 (6): e398

Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2020: An identification key to elasmobranch species based on dental morphological characters. Part B: extant Lamniform sharks (Superorder Galeomorphii: Order Lamniformes). Bulletin of Fish Biology, 19 (1/2): 27-64 

Feichtinger, I. & Pollerspöck, J. & Harzhauser, M. 2020: A new species of the enigmatic shark genus Nanocetorhinus (Chondrichthyes) from the Oligocene of Austria with palaeoceanographic implications. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 113 (1): 229 - 236 

Straube, N. & Pollerspöck, J. 2020: Intraspecific dental variations in the deep-sea shark Etmopterus spinax and their significance in the fossil record. Zoomorphology, 139 (4): 483–491

Villafaña, J.A. & Marramà, G. & Klug, S. & Pollerspöck, J. & Balsberger, M. & Rivadeneira, M. & Kriwet, J. 2020: Sharks, rays and skates (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Upper Marine Molasse (middle Burdigalian, early Miocene) of the Simssee area (Bavaria, Germany), with comments on palaeogeographic and ecological patterns. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 94: 725-757

Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2019: An identification key to elasmobranch genera based on dental morphological characters Part A: Squalomorph sharks (Superorder Squalomorphii). Bulletin of Fish Biology, 18 (1/2): 77-105

Barcelos, L.M.D. & Azeved, J.M.N. & Pollerspöck, J. & Barreiros, J.P. 2018: Review of the records of the smalltooth sand tiger shark, Odontaspis ferox (Elasmobranchii: Lamniformes: Odontaspididae), in the Azores. Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria, 48 (2): 189–194

Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2017: A new deep-sea elasmobranch fauna from the Central Paratethys (Neuhofener Beds, Mitterdorf, near Passau, Germany, Early Miocene, Middle Burdigalian).
Zitteliana, 90: 27-53

Pollerspöck, J. & Beaury, B. 2014 Parasquatina zitteli nov. sp. (Elasmobranchii: Orectolobiformes) aus dem Maastricht von Oberbayern (Gerhartsreiter Schichten, Siegsdorf) und Bemerkungen zur Verbreitung der Ordnung Orectolobiformes.
Zitteliana, A54: 147-164

Pollerspöck, J. & Beaury, B. 2014 Eine Elasmobranchierfauna (Elasmobranchii, Neoselachii) aus der Oberen Meeresmolasse (Ottnangium, Unteres Miozän) des Heigelsberger Grabens bei Teisendorf, Oberbayern. [A Miocene elasmobranch fauna (Elasmobranchii, Neoselachii) from the Upper Marine Molasse of Upper Bavaria (Heigelsberger Ditch, Teisendorf, Bavaria)]. Zitteliana, A54: 23-37


List of Valid Extant Species; List of Described Extant Species; Statistic old versions: 

Version 08/2023: report and excel-file



Papers of the year:

Papers of the year 2009 (new version: 08.08.2011) 50 pp, 852 kb


Papers of the year 2010 (new version: 10.03.2011) 36 pp, 620 kb


Papers of the year 2011 (new version: 09.01.2012) 66 pp, 1,2 MB


Papers of the year 2012 (new version: 18.01.2013) 76 pp, 1,6 MB


Papers of the year 2013 (new version: 20.01.2014) 78 pp, 1,2 MB


Papers of the year 2014 (new version: 22.01.2015) 104 pp, 1,95 MB


Papers of the year 2015 (new version: 04.02.2016) 109 pp, 2,48 MB


Papers of the year 2016 (new version: 11.01.2017) 138 pp, 6,01 MB


Papers of the year 2017 (version: 16.01.2018) 177 pp, 7,02 MB


Papers of the year 2018 (version: 30.01.2019) 161 pp, 3,08 MB NEW!!


Papers of the year 2019 (version: 07.03.2020) 220 pp, 5,2 MB NEW!!


Database Reports:

Host-Parasite List/Parasite-Host List (Version: 01.04.2015)  544 pp, 5,37 MB NEW!

  • more than 6.800 records
  • more than 2.000 different parasites species
  • more than 490 different hosts


Sample page:


Species Descriptions (version: 14.10.2011)  111 pp, 1,29 MB

Sample pages:


Poster "shark-references":


PosterPoster format DinA 4 (0,3 MB) Poster format DinA 0 (32 MB)

Poster Poster format DinA 0 (2 MB)

Poster Poster format DinA 0 (7 MB)