Newsletter 03/2022 18.03.2022

Im neuen Newsletter von unserer GfI-Mitglieder Jürgen Pollerspöck und Nicolas Straube sind wieder zahlreiche Neuigkeiten (Literatur, Fotos, Veranstaltungen etc.) enthalten!

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Please acknowledge use of the database in your publications, and cite:

Pollerspöck, J. & Straube, N. 2022, Bibliography database of living/fossil sharks, rays and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali),, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 2022

New database report published by team shark-references! NEW VERSION 10_2021!

– You want to know how many species of sharks, rays and chimaeras there are?
– You want to know the distribution of species among the orders or families?
– You want to know the references of the first descriptions?
– You want a list of all sharks, rays and chimaeras ever described with their synonyms?Our new data report can answer all these questions for you!
Abstract: The table and provided download links below are intended for informational use in Chondrichthyan research. The allocation aims for faciliating to find species numbers and most recent information on taxonomic changes. We will regularly update the table and download links at lest twice annually. The updates will be announced on facebook ( and in our monthly newsletter (sign up here: The Excel sheet allows for the application of individual filter- and sorting options. The list of described spsecies complements taxonomic information for the list of valid species by providing synonyms and / or new taxonomic combinations.


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