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Phylogenies without Synapomorphies—A Crisis in Fish Systematics: Time to Show Some Character
It is argued that the move away from providing character evidence with phylogenies has diminished fish systematics and systematics in general, and amounts to a crisis, and suggest four measures that need reintroduction to phylogenetic practice in order to bring systematics back to its fundamental principles. Expand
Revision of the Indo-Pacific dottyback fish subfamily Pseudo
The 100 nominal species in the pseudochromid subfamily Pseudochrominae are referred to 70 valid species, and an additional ten species are described as new. Expand
Thalasseleotrididae, new family of marine gobioid fishes from New Zealand and temperate Australia, with a revised definition of its sister taxon, the Gobiidae (Teleostei: Acanthomorpha)
A contribution to the ongoing clarification of the family Eleotrididae, which has served historically as a repository for genera not classified among the more derived gobioids, is represented. Expand
Specimen collection: an essential tool.
Collecting biological specimens for scientific studies came under scrutiny when B. A. Minteer and colleagues suggested that this practice plays a significant role in species extinctions. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics of Chaetodon and the Chaetodontidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) with reference to morphology
Molecular data support the sister group relationship between Corallochaetodon and Citharoedus suggested by morphology, but major differences occur among the remaining more derived taxa. Expand
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Author(s): Thomson, Scott A; Pyle, Richard L; Ahyong, Shane T; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel; Ammirati, Joe; Araya, Juan Francisco; Ascher, John S; Audisio, Tracy Lynn; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M; Bailly,Expand