Tetraodontiformes — Literature

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  • Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes. 2003. Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada
  • Brainerd, E.L., Slutz, S.S., Hall, E.K., and Phillis, R.W. 2001. Patterns of genome size evolution in tetraodontiform fishes. Evolution, 55(11):2363–2368.
  • Britz, R. and Johnson, D.G. 2005. Occipito-vertebral fusion in ocean sunfishes (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) and its phylogenetic implications. Journal of Morphology, 266:74–79.
  • Chen, W.-J., Bonillo, C., and Lecointre, G. 2003. Repeatability of clades as a criterion of reliability: a case study for molecular phylogeny of Acanthomorpha (Teleostei) with larger number of taxa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 26:262–288.
  • Cope, E.D. 1871. Observations on the systematic relations of the fishes. American Naturalist, 5:579–593.
  • Cuvier, G. 1817. Le Règne Animal. Vol. 2, 532 pp. Paris: Deterville.
  • Dareste, C. 1872. On the natural affinities of the Balistidae. Annales and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, 10:68–70.
  • Dettai, A. and Lecointre, G. 2005. Further support for the clades obtained by multiple molecular phylogenies in the acanthomorph bush. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 328:674–689.
  • Holcroft, N.I. 2004. A molecular test of alternative hypotheses of tetraodontiform (Acanthomorpha: Tetraodontiformes) sister group relationships using data from the RAG1 gene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 32:749–760.
  • Holcroft, N.I. 2005. A molecular analysis of the interrelationships of tetraodontiform fishes (Acanthomorpha: Tetraodontiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 34:525–544.
  • Hutchins, J.B. 2002. Description of a new genus and species of minute monacanthid fish from the Seychelles and Marshall Islands. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 21:213–219.
  • Klassen, G.J. 1995. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Ostraciinae (Tetraodontiformes: Ostraciidae). Bulletin of Marine Science, 57(2):393–441.
  • Lauder, G.V. and Liem, K.F. 1983. The evolution and interrelationships of the actinopterygian fishes. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 150:95–197.
  • Leis, J.M. 1984. Tetraodontiformes: relationships. In: Moser, H.G., edit. Ontogeny and systematics of fishes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, special publication. Lawrence, Kansas: Allen Press Inc., 459–463.
  • Matsuura, K. 1979. Phylogeny of the Superfamily Balistoidea (Pisces: Tetraodontiformes). Memoirs of the Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, 26(1/2):49–169.
  • Matsuura, K. and Tyler, J.C. 1994. Triggerfishes & their allies. In: Paxton, J.R. and Eschmeyer, W.N., edits. Encyclopedia of fishes. San Diego, California: Academic Press, 227–231.
  • Miya, M., Takeshima, H., Endo, H., Ishiguro, N.B., Inoue, J.G., Mukai, T., Satoh, T.P., Yamaguchi, M., Kawaguchi, A., Mabuchi, K., Shirai, S.M., and Nishida, M. 2003. Major patterns of higher teleostean phylogenies: a new perspective based on 100 complete mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 26:121–138.
  • Mok, H.-K. and Shen, S.-C. 1983. Osteology and phylogeny of Squamipinnes. Taiwan Museum Special Publication Series, Zoology, 1:1–87.
  • Nelson, Joseph S. 1994. Fishes of the World, Third Edition. xvii + 600
  • Nolf, D. and Tyler, J.C. 2006. Otolith evidence concerning interrelationships of caproid, zeiform and tetraodontiform fishes. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Biologie, 76:147-189.
  • Rosen, D.E. 1984. Zeiforms as primitive plectognath fishes. American Museum Novitates, 2782:1–38.
  • Santini, F. and Tyler, J.C. 2002a. Phylogeny of the ocean sunfishes (Molidae, Tetraodontiformes), a highly derived group of teleost fishes. Italian Journal of Zoology, 69:37–43.
  • Santini, F. and Tyler, J.C. 2002b. Phylogeny and biogeography of the extant species of triplespine fishes (Triacanthidae, Tetraodontiformes). Zoologica Scripta, 31:321–330.
  • Santini, F. and Tyler, J.C. 2003. A phylogeny of the families of fossil and extant tetraodontiform fishes (Acanthomorpha, Tetraodontiformes), Upper Cretaceous to Recent. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 139:565–617.
  • Shiino, Sueo M. 1976. List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations. Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4. 262
  • Tyler, J.C. 1962. The pelvis and pelvic fin of plectognath fishes; a study in reduction. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 114:207–250.
  • Tyler, J.C. 1963. The apparent reduction in the number of precaudal vertebrae in trunkfishes (Ostraciontoidea, Plectognathi). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 115:153–190.
  • Tyler, J.C. 1968. A monograph on plectognath fishes of the superfamily Triacanthoidea. Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 16:1–364.
  • Tyler, J.C. 1980. Osteology, phylogeny, and higher classification of the fishes of the order Plectognathi (Tetraodontiformes). NOAA Technical Report NMFS Circular, 434:1–422.
  • Tyler, J.C. and Santini, F. 2002. Review and reconstructions of the tetraodontiform fishes from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, with comments on related Tertiary taxa. Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, 9:47–119.
  • Tyler, J.C. and Sorbini, L. 1996. New superfamily and three new families of tetraodontiform fishes from the Upper Cretaceous: the earliest and most morphologically primitive plectognaths. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, 82:1–59.
  • Tyler, J.C., Mirzaie, M., and Nazemi, A. 2006. New genus and species of basal tetraodontoid puffer fish from the Oligocene of Iran, related to the Zignoichthyidae (Tetraodontiformes). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, 30:49-58.
  • Tyler, J.C., O’Toole, B., and Winterbottom, R. 2003. Phylogeny of the genera and families of zeiform fishes, with comments on their relationships with tetraodontiforms and caproids. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 618:1–110.
  • Winterbottom, R. 1974. The familial phylogeny of the Tetraodontiformes (Acanthopterygii: Pisces) as evidenced by their comparative myology. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 155:1–201.
  • Winterbottom, R. and Tyler, J.C. 1983. Phylogenetic relationships of aracanin genera of boxfishes (Ostraciidae: Tetraodontiformes). Copeia, 1983(4):902–917.


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