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Nomenclature of the Sphyraenidae (Teleostei: Carangaria): A synthesis of fossil- and extant-based classification systems

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Ballen, Gustavo A.
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4686, n. 3, p. 397-408, OCT 16 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

A nomenclature for the family Sphyraenidae is constructed using genus-group and species-group names from both extant and extinct taxa. The Sphyraenidae is found to contain only two genera: The monotypic dagger Parasphyraena, and Sphyraena. ``Sphyraena{''} amici and ``Sphyraena{''} viennensis are retained in the genus Sphyraena pending a reassessment of their relationships. Although currently allocated out of the Sphyraenidae, the genus dagger Hypsodon is found to present a problematic status with respect to other fossil genera such as dagger Pachyrhizodus. Sphyraena intermedia Pastore is found to be a primary homonym of dagger Sphyraena intermedia Bassani and therefore deemed unavailable and invalid. The ambiguities of collective, otolith-based names are discussed in the context of Sphyraena hansfuchsi, the only species of the family based on otoliths. Fifty-three valid species of Sphyraena are recognized, 28 extant and 25 extinct. Comments on the usefulness of a subgeneric classification for the largest genus, Sphyraena, are made in the context of our current knowledge of their interrelationships. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/19075-9 - Diversity and evolution of Gymnotiformes (Teleostei, Ostariophysi)
Grantee:Naercio Aquino Menezes
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/02253-1 - Paleoichthyology of the Sincelejo formation (late Pliocene) in northern Colombia
Grantee:Gustavo Adolfo Ballen Chaparro
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 14/11558-5 - Fossil freshwater fishes and the biogeography of Northern South America
Grantee:Gustavo Adolfo Ballen Chaparro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)