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owstoni, Mitsukurina Jordan [D. S.] 1898:200, Pls. 11-12 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 3) Zoology, v. 1 (no. 6); ref. 2396] Misaki, Sagami Sea, near Yokohama, Japan, Western North Pacific. Holotype (unique): ZUMT (lost). •Valid as Scapanorhynchus owstoni (Jordan 1898) -- (Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:220 [ref. 36138]). •Valid as Mitsukurina owstoni Jordan 1898 -- (Springer 1973:12 [ref. 7162], Uyeno & Sasaki in Uyeno et al. 1983:48 [ref. 14275], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:82 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:223 [ref. 6474], Nakaya & Shirai in Masuda et al. 1984:7 [ref. 6441], Stevens & Paxton 1985 [ref. 13799], Bass & Compagno 1986:103 [ref. 5637], Paxton et al. 1989:65 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:19 [ref. 24556], Springer 1990:84 [ref. 19319], Compagno et al. 1991:73 [ref. 21083], Cervigón 1992:181 [ref. 23827], Last & Stevens 1994:148 [ref. 23873], Compagno 1999:477 [ref. 25589], Nakabo 2000:122 [ref. 25086], Compagno 2001:69 [ref. 26323], Soto 2001:98 [ref. 26637], Nakabo 2002:122 [ref. 26001], Compagno 2003:425 [ref. 26984], Gadig & Gomes in Menezes et al. 2003:25 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:51 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:95 [ref. 28379], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:15 [ref. 28815], Hoese & Gates 2006:67 [ref. 28997], White 2008:36 [ref. 30617], Prokofiev & Kukuev 2009:215 [ref. 30172], Castro 2011:202 [ref. 31457], Page et al. 2013:49 [ref. 32708], Ebert et al. 2013:306 [ref. 33045], Shinohara et al. 2014:231 [ref. 33330], Duffy & Stewart 2015:61 [ref. 34216], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:140 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:15 [ref. 34211], Compagno 2016:1227 [ref. 34544], Kells et al. 2016:62 [ref. 35888], Ebert et al. 2017:52 [ref. 35618]). Current status: Valid as Mitsukurina owstoni Jordan 1898. Mitsukurinidae. Distribution: Nearly circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas. Habitat: marine.