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Palaeo Ichthyologica, Volume 14 [English]

Series: Palaeo Ichthyologica Volume: 14

By: Orangel A Aguilera (Author), Werner Schwarzhans (Author), Philippe Béarez (Author)

124 pages, 18 plates with 301 b/w illustrations; 7 colour & 124 b/w illustrations

Verlag Friedrich Pfeil

Paperback | Apr 2016 | #229043 | ISBN-13: 9783899372076
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About this book

Language: English witn bilingual summaries in English and German

From the foreword:
 

"This now is the second compendium of articles dealing with the fossil otoliths that were collected from Central America during several decades. Following the initial study of the otoliths of the mesopelagic lantern fishes (Myctophidae) published as the first part of the ongoing investigations in Palaeo Ichthyologica, Volume 13 and a review of the otoliths of the marine catfish family Ariidae (Aguilera, Moraes-Santos, Costa, Ohe, Jaramillo & Noguiera, 2013), we are now covering the drum fishes (Sciaenidae) and cusk eels (Ophidiiformes).

Most of the otoliths studied for this compendium were obtained from young Neogene strata, chiefly of late Miocene (Tortonian) to middle Pleistocene (Calabrian) age. Clearly, one has to expect many Recent species to be retrieved from so young strata. Therefore, a good command of the otoliths of the relevant extant fishes of the region (and beyond) is a prerequisite for everybody attempting to identify such otolith assemblages. Consequently we have focused first on selected groups of fishes for which adequate knowledge of Recent otoliths is available or could be made available with reasonable efforts. Fortunately, they are also the most common and diverse groups of fishes and they represent the prime environments sampled, as is exemplified in the graph below.

We plan to continue with our task of describing the Neogene otoliths of tropical America in further studies. However, the knowledge base is often much less comprehensive of otoliths of extant species of those fish families still outstanding and therefore identifications at the species level may not always be possible in the extent desirable. It is our aim to try to accomplish an adequate data base of pertinent Recent species as good as possible in the course of our quest to extract the maximum possible information of this extraordinary collection."


Contents

Otoliths of the Sciaenidae from the Neogene of tropical America
1.    Introduction       9
2.    Recent comparative material       10
3.    Otolith terminology       10
4.    Depository, conventions and techniques applied       10
5.    Acknowledgements       11
6.    Regional Geology and Localities       11
7.    Systematic Part       22
       Family Sciaenidae       22
       Subfamily Pachyurinae       22
       Subfamily Protosciaeninae       22
       Genus Protosciaena       24
            Protosciaena brasiliensis       24
            Protosciaena neritica       24
            Protosciaena trewavasae       24
            “Protosciaenabathytatos       24
       Subfamily Sciaeninae       24
       Tribe Ctenosciaenini       24
       Genus Ctenosciaena       25
            Ctenosciaena gracilicirrhus       25
            Ctenosciaena peruviana       25
       Tribe Pogoniini new tribe       25
       Genus †Amazonasciaena n. gen       26
            †Amazonasciaena rossettiae       26
       Genus Aplodinotus       26
            Aplodinotus hoffmani       26
            Aplodinotus santosi       28
       Genus Sciaenops       28
            Sciaenops reyesi       28
            Sciaenops sp.       28
       Tribe Sciaenini       28
       Genus Callaus       30
            Callaus cubaguanus       30
       Genus †Frizzellithus       30
            †Frizzellithus longecaudatus       30
       Genus Umbrina       31
            Umbrina abbreviata n. sp.       31
            Umbrina bananensis n. sp.       31
            Umbrina laxa n. sp.       31
            Umbrina opima n. sp.       32
            Umbrina sublima n. sp.       34
            Umbrina surda n. sp.       34
            Umbrina sp.       34
       Tribe Equetini       36
       Genus †Equetulus       36
            †Equetulus amazonensis       36
            †Equetulus davidandrewi       36
            †Equetulus fitchi       36
       Genus Pareques       38
            Pareques jungi       38
       Tribe Menticirrhini new tribe       38
       Genus Menticirrhus       38
            Menticirrhus chaoi       38
            Menticirrhus sp.       38
       Tribe Lonchurini       39
       Genus Lonchurus       39
            Lonchurus lanceolatus       39
       Genus Paralonchurus       39
            Paralonchurus rathbuni       39
       Genus Polycirrhus       39
            Polycirrhus jaramilloi n. sp.       39
            Polycirrhus mustus n. sp.       40
            Polycirrhus schwarzhansi       40
            Polycirrhus trinidadensis       42
       Subfamily Lariminae       42
       Tribe Larimini       42
       Genus Larimus       42
            Larimus angosturae n. sp.       42
            Larimus argenteus       44
            Larimus breviceps       44
            Larimus fasciatus       45
            Larimus gatunensis       45
            Larimus humboldti n. sp.       45
            Larimus pacificus       46
            Larimus pandus n. sp.       46
            Larimus sp. 1       46
            Larimus sp. 2       46
       Genus Nebris       48
            Nebris dioneae n. sp.       48
            Nebris sp. (juveniles)       48
       Genus Paranebris       48
            Paranebris bauchotae       48
            Paranebris steurbauti       50
       Genus †Protonebris n. gen.       50
            †Protonebris sanchezi n. sp.       50
       Subfamily Cynoscioninae       51
       Tribe Cynoscionini       51
       Genus Cynoscion       51
            Cynoscion analis       51
            Cynoscion arenarius       51
            Cynoscion latiostialis n. sp.       51
            Cynoscion nothus       52
            Cynoscion prolixus n. sp.       52
            Cynoscion scitulus n. sp.       54
            Cynoscion sp.       54
       Genus Isopisthus       55
            Isopisthus acer n. sp.       55
            Isopisthus remifer       55
       Genus Macrodon       55
            Macrodon spina       55
       Genus Plagioscion       55
            Plagioscion marinus       55
            Plagioscion travassosi       56
            Plagioscion urumacoensis       56
            Plagioscion ultimus n. sp.       56
       Tribe Atractoscionini       58
       Genus Atractoscion       58
            Atractoscion odeai n. sp.       58
       Subfamily Micropogoniinae       60
       Tribe Micropogoniini       60
       Genus Micropogonias       60
            Micropogonias altipinnis       60
            Micropogonias coatesi       60
            Micropogonias furnieri       60
       Subfamily Stelliferinae       60
       Genus †Protolarimus       61
            †Protolarimus henrici       61
            †Protolarimus lundbergi       61
            †Protolarimus? mauryae       62
       Tribe Odontoscionini       62
       Genus Bairdiella       62
            Bairdiella ronchus       62
            Bairdiella sp.       64
       Genus Odontoscion       64
            Odontoscion dentex       64
       Tribe Stelliferini       64
       Genus Ophioscion       64
            Ophioscion amphiamericanus n. sp.       64
            Ophioscion inflaticauda n. sp.       66
            Ophioscion transitivus n. sp.       68
       Genus Stellifer       68
            Stellifer abbreviatus n. sp.       68
            Stellifer acerbus n. sp.       69
            Stellifer bicornutus n. sp.       69
            Stellifer depressifrons n. sp.       70
            Stellifer onzole n. sp.       70
       Lapilli of Stelliferini       72
            Ophioscion sp. (lapillus)       72
            Stellifer sp. (lapillus)       72
       Tribe indet. of Stelliferinae       74
       Genus †Xenotolithus       74
            †Xenotolithus retrolobatus       74
            †Xenotolithus sasakii       74
            †Xenotolithus semiostialis n. sp.       74
            †Xenotolithus sineostialis n. sp.       75
8.    Faunal reconstruction       75
8.1  Sciaenid otoliths from the Neogene of tropical America – expression from a center of diversity       75
8.2  Miocene sciaenid otoliths in South American as indicators of the paleoenvironment       78
8.3  Tropical American sciaenid lineages that became extinct during Neogene       79
8.4  Amphi-American sciaenid species and geminate sciaenid species pairs       83
9.    References       85

Otoliths of the Ophidiiformes from the Neogene of tropical America
1.    Introduction       93
2.    Recent comparative material       93
3.    Otolith terminology       94
4.    Depository, conventions and techniques applied       94
5.    Acknowledgements       94
6.    Regional Geology and Localities       94
7.    Systematic Part       95
       Genus Snyderidia       95
            Snyderidia canina       95
       Genus Carapus       95
            Carapus bermudensis       95
            Carapus sp.       95
       Genus Echiodon       95
            Echiodon sp.       95
       Genus Cherublemma       96
            Cherublemma emmelas       96
       Genus Lepophidium       96
            Lepophidium borbonensis n. sp       96
            Lepophidium crebrum n. sp.       99
            Lepophidium gentilis n. sp.       100
            Lepophidium hubbsi       100
            Lepophidium latesulcatum       101
            Lepophidium limulum n. sp.       102
            Lepophidium marmoratum       104
            Lepophidium pardale       104
            Lepophidium refugum n. sp.       104
       Lepophidium brevibarbe species group       106
            Lepophidium leai n. sp.       106
            Lepophidium negropinna       107
       Tribe Ophidiini       107
       Genus Chilara       107
            Chilara taylori       107
       Ophidion       107
       Ophidion fulvum species group       108
            Ophidion aff. fulvum       108
       Ophidion muraenolepis species group       108
            Ophidion pauxillicauda n. sp.       108
       Ophidion barbatum species group       110
            Ophidion bowdenensis n. sp.       110
            Ophidion sp. 1       110
       Ophidion holbrooki species group       110
            Ophidion sporoformis n. sp.       110
            Ophidion sp. 2       110
       Genus Otophidium       111
            Otophidium lacinum       111
            Otophidium robinsi       112
            Otophidium robustum       112
       Genus Parophidion       112
            Parophidion schmidti       112
       Genus Brotula       112
            Brotula sp.       112
       Genus Bassozetus       114
            Bassozetus sp.       114
       Genus Lamprogrammus       114
            Lamprogrammus manzanilla n. sp.       114
       Genus Neobythites       114
            Neobythites huddlestoni n. sp.       114
            Neobythites marginatus       116
            Neobythites multiocellatus       116
       Genus Pycnocraspedum       116
            Pycnocraspedum sp.       116
       Family Bythitidae       117
       Genus Calamopteryx       117
            Calamopteryx smithvanizi       117
            Calamopteryx sp. 1       117
            Calamopteryx sp. 2       117
       Genus Cataetyx       117
            Cataetyx stringeri n. sp.       117
            Cataetyx sp.       117
       Tribe Dinematichthyini       118
       Genus Ogilbia       118
            Ogilbia brasiliensis       118
       Genus Ogilbichthys       119
            Ogilbichthys dariensis n. sp.       119
            Ogilbichthys sauli       119
            Ogilbichthys sp.       119
8.    Faunal reconstruction       120
8.1  The Neogene of tropical America as a young center of diversity of ophidiiform fishes       120
8.2  Amphi-American species and allopatric speciation       121
9.    References     123


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