Carcharhinus obsolerus White, Kyne & Harris, 2019
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Has not been recorded since December 1934 in Vietnam (White et al., 2019).
Western Central Pacific ocean (Borneo, Thailand & Vietnam) (White et al., 2019).
3 specimens are known:
NMW 61463, female 433 mm TL, Bangkok, Thailand, no date or collector recorded.
ANSP 76859, female late-term embryo 339 mm TL, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dec. 1934, coll. H. Rutherfurd; ANSP 77121 (paratype of Carcharhinus tephrodes Fowler), female 370 mm TL, Baram, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, 1897, coll. A.C. Harrison Jr. & H.M. Hiller."
Source: (White et al., 2019)
Original scientific description:
White, William T., Kyne, Peter M. and Harris, Mark. (2019a). Lost before found: A new species of whaler shark Carcharhinus obsolerus from the Western Central Pacific known only from historic records. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0209387.
Dubois, A. and Séret, B. (2019). A justified emendation for a specific nomen of shark (Chondrichthyes), with comments on some Articles of the Code. Bionomina 15: 59-62. [Abstract]
White, William T., Kyne, Peter M. and Harris, Mark. (2019b). The correct spelling of the nomen of the lost shark Carcharhinus obsolerus White, Kyne & Harris, 2019 (Chondrichthyes, Carcharhinidae). Zootaxa 4657(3): 599-600.