Freshwater gobies 30 million years ago: New insights into character evolution and phylogenetic relationships of †Pirskeniidae (Gobioidei, Teleostei)

@article{Reichenbacher2020FreshwaterG3,
  title={Freshwater gobies 30 million years ago: New insights into character evolution and phylogenetic relationships of †Pirskeniidae (Gobioidei, Teleostei)},
  author={Bettina Reichenbacher and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Přikryl and Alexander F. Cerwenka and Philippe Keith and Christoph Gierl and Martin Dohrmann},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2020},
  volume={15}
}
The modern Gobioidei (Teleostei) comprise eight families, but the extinct †Pirskeniidae from the lower Oligocene of the Czech Republic indicate that further families may have existed in the past. However, the validity of the †Pirskeniidae has been questioned and its single genus †Pirskenius has been assigned to the extant family Eleotridae in previous works. The objective of this study is to clarify the status of the †Pirskeniidae. Whether or not the †Pirskeniidae should be synonymised with the… 

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