Orectolobus wardi Whitley, 1939a,

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 17

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4411.1

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scientific name

Orectolobus wardi Whitley, 1939a
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Orectolobus wardi Whitley, 1939a 

Northern Wobbegong 

Orectolobus wardi Whitley, 1939a: 264  . Holotype: AMS IA.7784. Type locality: Cape Keith , Melville Island, North Territory, Australia. 

Local synonymy: Orectolobus  ogilbyi— Filewood, 1973: 9 (PNG). Orectolobus  wardi— Kailola, 1987: 6 (Bristow Island reef, Western Province); Last & Stevens, 2009: 144 (southeastern PNG); White et al., 2018: 64, figs (PNG). PNG voucher material: None.

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973) as Orectolobus ogilbyi  ; information provided in Filewood’s key (i.e. nasal tentacle simple, skin flaps very few and simple) confirm as this species. Subsequently recorded by Kailola (1987) from Bristow Island reef in Western Province (based on KFRS E.455, adult female, 28 Mar. 1973, which has been destroyed); possibly restricted to the very eastern portion of PNG in the Western Province. Specimens and associated genetic samples required to confirm it is conspecific with the northern Australian and Aru Island material.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Orectolobiformes

Family

Orectolobidae

Genus

Orectolobus

Loc

Orectolobus wardi Whitley, 1939a

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred 2018
2018
Loc

Orectolobus wardi

Whitley 1939: 264
1939
Loc

Orectolobus

Bonaparte 1834
1834
Loc

Orectolobus

Bonaparte 1834
1834