Phylogenetic implications of the some cranial features of the porcupine pufferfish Pshekhadiodon (Tetraodontiformes, Diodontidae) from the Eocene of the Northern Caucasus Article First Online: 29 December 2009 Received: 18 March 2009 DOI:
10.1134/S003294520909001X Cite this article as: Tyler, J.C. & Bannikov, A.F. J. Ichthyol. (2009) 49: 703. doi:10.1134/S003294520909001X Abstract
The well-preserved skull of the diodontid fish
Pshekhadiodon parini Bannikov et Tyler, 1997 from the Eocene of the North Caucasus has plesiomorphic conditions for four character that are apomorphic in all extant taxa, and the family Diodontidae is herein separated into two subfamilies, the Diodontinae for all of the extant taxa and the Pshekhadiodontinae for Pshekhadiodon and very tentatively for the three other Eocene taxa of the family, all from Monte Bolca, Italy. Key words Diodontidae Pshekhadiodontinae Pshekhadiodon Eocene Gorny Luch locality north Caucasus (Russia) Monte Bolca (Italy)
Published in Russian in Voprosy Ikhtiologii, 2009, Vol. 49, No. 6, pp. 725–731.
The article was translated by the authors.
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