Peter R. Last

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Peter Robert Last is an Australian ichthyologist, curator of the Australian National Fish Collection and a senior principal research scientist at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) in Hobart, Tasmania.[1] He is an elasmobranch expert and has described many new species of shark.[2]

Last is the co-author of Sharks and Rays of Australia[3] and co-author of A revision of the Australian handfishes (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with descriptions of three new genera and nine new species.[4] In 2009, the Australian Society for Fish Biology awarded Last its highest honour, the K. Radway Allen Award.[5]

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  1. ^ "Peter R. Last". Harvard University Press. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ Ward, Robert D.; Holmes, Bronwyn H.; White, William T. & Last, Peter R. (2008). "DNA barcoding Australasian chondrichthyans: results and potential uses in conservation". Marine and Freshwater Research. 59 (1): 57–71. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.509.6954. doi:10.1071/MF07148.
  3. ^ Last, Peter R. & Stevens, John D. (2009). Sharks and Rays of Australia. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-03411-2.
  4. ^ Last, Peter R. & Gledhill, Daniel C. (2009). A revision of the Australian handfishes (Lophiiformes: Brachionichthyidae), with descriptions of three new genera and nine new species (PDF). (Zootaxa 2252). Auckland, New Zealand: Magnolia Press. ISBN 978-1-86977-425-7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 December 2010.
  5. ^ "K. Radway Allen Award". Australian Society for Fish Biology official website. Accessed July 21, 2019.