Mitsukurina

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Mitsukurina
Temporal range: Eocene - Holocene, 40–0 Ma
Mistukurina owstoni museum victoria.jpg
Goblin shark (M. owstoni)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Mitsukurinidae
Genus: Mitsukurina
D. S. Jordan, 1898
Type species
Mitsukurina owstoni
D. S. Jordan, 1898
Species

Mitsukurina is a genus of mackerel shark in the family Mitsukurinidae. It contains one extant species, the goblin shark (M. owstoni) and more extinct species. The genus was described by American ichthyologist David Starr Jordan in 1898 and named in honour of Kakichi Mitsukuri.[1]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jordan, David Starr (1898). "Description of a species of fish (Mitsukurina owstoni) from Japan, the type of a distinct family of lamnoid sharks". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Zoology. Series 3. 1 (6): 199–204 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.