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Casting the Percomorph Net Widely: The Importance of Broad Taxonomic Sampling in the Search for the Placement of Serranid and Percid Fishes
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The limits and relationships of serranid and percid fishes, in the context of the percomorph radiation, were resolved using 4036 aligned base pairs of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data for 180 acanthomorph species and a new group is created, the Moronoidei, to reflect the recovered relationships.
Temporal Patterns of Diversification across Global Cichlid Biodiversity (Acanthomorpha: Cichlidae)
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The most taxonomically robust time-calibrated hypothesis of cichlid evolutionary relationships to date is presented and several lineages from the subfamilies Pseudocrenilabrinae and Cichlinae exhibit exceptional species richness given theirClade age, a net rate of diversification, and relative rates of extinction, indicating that clade age alone is not a sufficient explanation for their increased diversity.
Phylogeny and biogeography of cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae)
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Results indicate that Labroidei is not monophyletic, and that the sister group to Cichlidae may comprise a large and diverse assemblage of percomorph lineages.
The evolution of the laterophysic connection with a revised phylogeny and taxonomy of butterflyfishes (Teleostei: Chaetodontidae)
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This analysis combines characters derived from a histological study describing variation in the morphology of the laterophysic connection with previously described morphological characters to present a new taxonomy consistent with the proposed cladistic relationships of butterflyfishes.
Evolution of the light organ system in ponyfishes (Teleostei: Leiognathidae)
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Both internal and external sexual dimorphism in the ponyfish LOs were recovered as most likely to have evolved in the common ancestor of Leiognathidae, and likelihood‐based correlation analyses indicate that the evolution ofinternal and external dimorphisms in males is statistically correlated.
Promoting Resolution of the Percomorph Bush: A Reply to Mooi and Gill
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I N their commentary, abstract, and presentation, Mooi and Gill (2008, 2010) sounded an alarm regarding what they perceive as an impending crisis in systematic ichthyology, but the crisis is not impending and the phylogenetic hypotheses and resulting changes to the classification recommended by these studies are intriguing and have molecular and/or morphological support, but they demand further study.
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