Interrelationships of fossil and recent anchovies (Teleostei, Engrauloidea) and description of a new species from the Miocene of Cyprus. American Museum novitates ; no. 2826

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dc.contributor.author Grande, Lance. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:10:47Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:10:47Z
dc.date.issued 1985 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5233
dc.description 16 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Aside from species described only from otoliths, there are six alleged species of fossil anchovies (Engrauloidea). Of these only one (Engraulis macrocephalus from the Plio-Pleistocene of Italy) is recognizable as an anchovy on the basis of character information. Two are recognizable as clupeomorphs and probably as clupeids (aEngraulis longipinnis, Stolephorus lemoinei). Three are unrecognizable as clupeomorphs (lEngraulis evolans, E. brevipinnis, hEngraulites remifer). A new (and only the second valid) fossil species of anchovy, Engraulis tethensis n. sp. from the Upper Miocene of Cyprus, is the oldest known species of the group. The scarcity of fossil anchovies is anomalous in view of their abundance today (at least 130 species) and the abundance of fossil herrings (well over 100 species). Interrelationships of clupeomorph subgroups imply that anchovies (Engrauloidea) are as old as herrings (Clupeoidea). Ecology may explain the scarcity of fossil anchovies"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2826 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2826, 1985 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Osteichthyes, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anchovies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Engraulis tethensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Cyprus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes, Fossil -- Cyprus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Miocene -- Cyprus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cyprus. en_US
dc.title Interrelationships of fossil and recent anchovies (Teleostei, Engrauloidea) and description of a new species from the Miocene of Cyprus. American Museum novitates ; no. 2826 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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