Aphanius persicus (Priem, 1908) (Pisces, Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) : une nouvelle combinaison pour Brachylebias persicus Priem, 1908, du Miocène supérieur des environs de Tabriz (Iran)


fr Geodiversitas 33 (2) - Pages 347-356

Published on 30 June 2011

Aphanius persicus (Priem, 1908) (Pisces, Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae): a new combination for Brachylebias persicus Priem, 1908, from the Upper Miocene from Tabriz (Iran)

The revision of the type material of Brachylebias persicus Priem, 1908, from the Late Miocene of Iran, leads one to demonstrate that it really belongs to the Recent genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827. Consequently, Brachylebias Priera, 1908 is a junior synonym of Aphanius, whereas the Miocene cyprinodontids from Iran described by Priem (1908) should be renamed Aphanius persicus (Priem, 1908). For this reason, a new name will have to be assigned to the Recent species Aphanius persicus (Jenkins, 1910).


Cyprinodontidae, Aphanius, fishes, Miocene, Iran, anatomy

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