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laurussonii, Scyllium Saemundsson [B.] 1922:173, Pl. 4 (fig. 2), Pl. 5 (fig. 4) [Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, KjĂžbenhavn. v. 74; ref. 18652] Near Vestmannaeyjar Island, off southern Iceland [North Atlantic], depth 560 meters. Holotype (unique): NHMR. •Valid as Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson 1922) -- (Springer 1973:20 [ref. 7162], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:96 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:270 [ref. 6846] and Robins & Ray 1986:22 [ref. 23100] as laurussoni, Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:221 [ref. 36138], Springer 1990:90 [ref. 19319], Nakaya & Sato 1998:149 [ref. 23477], Nakaya & Stehmann 1998:78 [ref. 23495] as laurussoni, McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:62 [ref. 23897], Nakaya & Sato 1999:316 [ref. 23941], Nakaya & Séret 1999:307 [ref. 24247], Sato et al. 1999:334 [ref. 24607], Pakhorukov 1999:655 [ref. 24883] as laurissoni, Compagno 1999:478 [ref. 25589] as laurussoni, Compagno 2003:450 [ref. 26984], Kiraly et al. 2003:14 [ref. 28226] as cf. laurussoni, Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:30 [ref. 27705] as laurussoni, Iglésias & Nakaya 2004:221 [ref. 27975], Iglésias et al. 2004:355 [ref. 28061], Nakaya et al. 2008:68 [ref. 29711], George 2009:54 [ref. 30539], Møller et al. 2010:14 [ref. 31169], Castro 2011:303 [ref. 31457], Kawauchi et al. 2014:12 [ref. 33554], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:78 [ref. 34398] as laurussoni, Weigmann 2016:31 [ref. 34211], Compagno 2016:1264 [ref. 34544], Biscoito et al. 2018:468 [ref. 37562], Ehemann et al. 2018:22 [ref. 36194], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:67 [ref. 37302], Carneiro et al. 2019:20 [ref. 37250], Ehemann et al. 2019:[3] [ref. 36861]). Current status: Valid as Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson 1922). Pentanchidae. Distribution: Northwestern Atlantic: Canada south to Mexico, including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea; North Atlantic: Greenland, Iceland; eastern Atlantic: Norway south to Gabon. Habitat: marine.