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plunketi, Centrophorus Waite [E. R.] 1910:384, Pl. 37 [Transactions of the New Zealand Institute v. 42 (art. 48) (for 1909); ref. 4566] Off Kaikoura, New Zealand, depth 220 meters. Holotype (unique): CMNZ (missing). •Valid as Centroscymnus plunketi (Waite 1910) -- (Compagno 1984:60 [ref. 6474], Paxton et al. 1989:33 [ref. 12442], Gomon et al. 1994:98 [ref. 22532], Last & Stevens 1994:66 [ref. 23873], Compagno 1999:474 [ref. 25589], Hoese & Gates 2006:142 [ref. 28997], White 2008:93 [ref. 30617]). •Valid as Proscymnodon plunketi (Waite 1910) -- (Naylor et al. 2012:367 [ref. 32267], Stewart & Last 2015:155 [ref. 34225]). •Valid as Scymnodon plunketi (Waite 1910) -- (Taniuchi & Garrick 1986:119 [ref. 5721], Paulin et al. 1989:14 [ref. 24556], Yano in Amaoka et al. 1990:75 [ref. 16024], White et al. 2014:7 [ref. 33542]). •Probably a junior synonym of Scymnodon macracanthus (Regan 1906) -- (Weigmann 2016:64 [ref. 34211]). Current status: Valid as Scymnodon plunketi (Waite 1910). Somniosidae. Distribution: Southwestern hemisphere, Indian Ocean and west Pacific. Habitat: marine.