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Fruitbat's Pdf Library - Subclass Chondrostei - Sturgeons, Paddlefish And Bichirs

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These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing.

MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source.


If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you.

Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues.

 

Articles with author names in RED are new additions since August 5, 2018.

 

Superclass Osteichthyes - Bony Fish

 

Class Actinopterygii - Ray Finned Fish
 

Basal Actinopterygii

 

Choo, B., J.A. Long and K. Trinajstic (2009). A new genus and species of basal actinopterygian fish from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation of Western Australia. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 90 (Suppl.1).

 

Order Cheirolepidiformes (†)

 

Giles, S., et al. (2015). Endoskeletal Structure in Cheirolepis (Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii), An Early Ray-Finned Fish. Palaeontology, Vol.58, Part 5.

Prokofiev, A.M. (2002). First finding of an articulated actinopterygian skeleton from the Upper Devonian of Siberia and a reappraisal of the family Moythomasiidae Kazantseva, 1971 (Osteichthyes). Paleontological Research, Vol.6, Number 3.

Zylberberg, L., F.J. Meunier and M. Laurin (2016). A microanatomical and histological study of the postcranial dermal skeleton of the Devonian actinopterygian Cheirolepis canadensis. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 61(2).

 

Order(?) Palaeonisciformes (†)
 

Palaeonisciformes - Africa/Middle East

 

Bender, P. (2002). A New Late Permian Ray-Finned (Actinopterygian) Fish from the Beaufort Group, South Africa. Palaeont.afr., 38.

Gardiner, B.G. (1969). New palaeoniscoid fish from the Witteberg series of South Africa. Zool.J.Linn.Soc., 48.

Gardiner, B.G. (1962). Namaichthys schroederi Gurich and Other Palaeozoic Fishes from South Africa. Palaeontology, Vol.5, Part 1.
 

Palaeonisciformes - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands

 

Chen, X.-P. (1988). A New Palaeoniscoid Fish from Shiguai Group of Nei Mongol. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 26(2).

Liu, T.-S. (1957). A New Cretaceous Paleoniscoid Fish from Yumen of the Chiuchuan Basin, Western Kansu. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 1(2).

Liu, X. (1988). A New Palaeoniscoid Fish from Xingshikou Formation of Western Hills of Beijing.Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 26(4).
Lu. L.-W. (2002). A New Namurian Palaeoniscoid Fish from Zhongwei, Ningxia. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 40(1).

Marss, T. (2001). Andreolepis (Actinopterygii) in the Upper Silurian of Northern Eurasia. Proc. Estonian Acad.Sci.Geol., 50(3).

Su, D.-Z. (1999). A New Palaeoniscoid Fish from the Upper Triassic of Zichang, Northern Shaanxi. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 37(4).

Xu, G.-H., C.-C. Shen and L.-J. Zhao (2014). Pteronisculus nielseni sp.nov., a new stem-actinopterygian fish from the Middle Triassic of Luoping, Yunnan Province, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 52(4).

 

Palaeonisciformes - Australia/New Zealand

 

Burrow, C. (1994). Form and Function in Scales of Lingualepis toombsi Schultze, A Palaeoniscoid from the Early Devonian of Australia. Rec.S.Aust.Mus., 27(2).

Campbell, K.S.W. and L.D. Phuoc (1983). A Late Permian Actinopterygian Fish from Australia. Palaeontology, Vol.26, Part 1.

 

Palaeonisciformes - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia)

 

Coates, M.I. (1999). Endocranial preservation of a Carboniferous actinopterygian from Lancashire, UK, and the interrelationships of primitive actinopterygians. Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond. B, 354.

Dietze, K. (2000). A Revision of Paramblypterid and Amblypterid Actinopterygians from Upper Carboniferous-Lower Permian Lacustrine Deposits of Central Europe. Palaeontology, Vol.43, Part 5.

Lombardo, C. (2002). Caelatichthys, Gen.N.: A New Palaeonisciform from the Middle Triassic of Northern Italy and Canton Ticino (Switzerland). Revista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, Vol.108, Number 3.

Marss, T. (2001). Andreolepis (Actinopterygii) in the Upper Silurian of Northern Eurasia. Proc. Estonian Acad.Sci.Geol., 50(3).

 

Palaeonisciformes - North America

 

Baird, D. (1962). A Haplolepid Fish Fauna in the Early Pennsylvanian of Nova Scotia. Palaeontology, Vol.5, Part 1.

Case, E.C. (1935). A New Palaeoniscid Fish, Eurylepidoides socialis, from the Permo-Carboniferous of Texas. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.IV, Number 14.

Lund, R. and W.G. Melton (1982). A New Actinopterygian Fish from the Mississippian Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana. Palaeontology, Vol.25, Part 3.

Melton, W.G. (1969). A New Dorypterid Fish from Central Montana. Northwest Science, Vol.43, Number 4.

Mickle, K.E., R. Lund, and E.D. Grogan (2009). Three new palaeoniscoid fishes from the Bear Gulch Limestone (Serpukhovian, Mississippian) of Montana (USA) and the relationships of lower actinopterygians. Geodiversitas, 31(3).

Schaeffer, B. (1952). The Palaeoniscoid Fish Turseodus from the Upper Triassic Newark Group. American Museum Novitates, Number 1581.
Schaeffer, B. and W.W. Dalquest (1978). A Palaeonisciform Braincase from the Permian of Texas, With Comments on Cranial Fissures and the Posterior Myodome. American Museum Novitates, Number 2658.

 

Palaeonisciformes - South America/Central America/Caribbean

 

López-Arbarello, A., E. Sferco and O.W.M. Rauhut (2013).  A new genus of coccolepidid fishes (Actinopterygii, Chondrostei) from the continental Jurassic of Patagonia. Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol.16, Issue 1.

 

General Palaeonisciformes

 

Mickle, K.E. (2012). Unraveling the Systematics of Palaeoniscoid Fishes - Lower Actinopterygians in Need of a Complete Phylogenetic Revision. Ph.D. Dissertation - University of Kansas.

Westoll, T.S. (1944). The Haplolepidae, a New Family of Late Carboniferous Bony Fishes. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol.83, Article 1. (138 pages, 38.8 MB)

 

Order Redfieldiiformes (†)


Gouiric-Cavalli, S., et al. (2017). Increasing the Fish Diversity of the Triassic Faunas of Gondwana: A New Redfieldiiform (Actinopterygii) from the Middle Triassic of Argentina and Its Palaeobiogeographical Implications. Papers in Palaeontology, 2017.

Hutchinson, P. (1978). The Anatomy and Phylogenetic Position of Helichthys, A Redfieldiiform Fish from the Triassic of South Africa. Palaeontology, Vol.21, Part 4.
Schaeffer, B. (1984). On the Relationships of the Triassic-Liassic Redfieldiiform Fishes. American Museum Novitates, Number 2795.

Schaeffer, B. and N.G. McDonald (1978). Redfieldiid Fishes from the Triassic-Liassic Newark Supergroup of Eastern North America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol.159, Article 4.

 

Subclass Cladistii - Bichirs and Their Relatives

 

Order Guildayichthyformes (†)

 

Lund, R. (2000). The new Actinopterygian order Guildayichthyformes from the Lower Carboniferous of Montana (USA). Geodiversitas, 22(2).

 

Order Polypteriformes - Bichirs


Daget, J., et al. (2001). Major discoveries on the dermal skeleton of fossil and Recent polypteriforms: a review. Fish and Fisheries, 2.

Dutheil, D.B. (1999). The First Articulated Fossil Cladistian: Serenoichthys kemkemensis Gen. et Sp.Nov., from the Cretaceous of Morocco. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 19(2).

Gayet, M., F.J. Meunier and C. Werner (2002). Diversification in Polypteriformes and Special Comparison With the Lepisosteiformes. Palaeontology, Vol.45, Part 2.

Goodrich, E.S. (1927). Polypterus a Palaeoniscid?

Grandstaff, B.S., et al. (2012). Bawitius, Gen.Nov., a Giant Polypterid (Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii) from the Upper Cretaceous Bahariya Formation of Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(1).

Near, T.J., et al. (2013). Boom and Bust: Ancient and Recent Diversification in Bichirs (Polypteridae: Actinopterygii), a Relictual Lineage of Ray-Finned Fishes. Evolution, 68-4.

Otero, O., et al. (2006). A new polypterid fish: Polypterus faraou sp.nov. (Cladistia, Polypteridae) from the Late Miocene, Toros-Menalla, Chad. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 146.

Takeuchi, M., M. Okabe and S. Aizawa (2009). The Genus Polypterus (Bichirs): A Fish Group Diverged at the Stem of Ray-Finned Fishes (Actinopterygii). Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, 2009(5).

Werner, C. and M. Gayet (1997). New Fossil Polypteridae from the Cenomanian of Sudan, And Evidence of Their High Diversity in the Early Late Cretaceous. Cymbium, 21(1).

Wilhelm, B.C., et al. (2015). Polypterus and the evolution of fish pectoral musculature. Journal of Anatomy, 226.

 

Clade Actinopteri

 

Order Saurichthyiformes - 'Lizard Fish' (†)

 

Griffith, J. (1962). The Triassic Fish Saurichthys krambergeri Schlosser. Palaeontology, Vol.5, Part 2.

Kogan, I. (2011). Remains of Saurichthys (Pisces, Actinopterygii) from the Early Triassic Wordie Creek Formation of East Greenland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, Vol.59.

Kogan, I. and C. Romano (2016). A new postcranium of Saurichthys from the Early Triassic of Spitsbergen. Freiberger Forschungshefte, C550.

Kogan, I., et al. (2009). A nearly complete skeleton of Saurichthys orientalis (Pisces, Actinopterygii) from the Madygen Formation (Middle to Late Triassic, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia) - preliminary results. Freiberger Forschungshefte, C532.

Liu, X.-T. and F. Wei (1988). A New Saurichthyid from the Upper Permian of Zhejiang, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 26(2).

Neuman, G. and M.V.H. Wilson (1985). A fossil fish of the family Saurichthyidae from the Lower Jurassic of western Alberta, Canada. Can.J. Earth Sci., 22.

Romano, C., et al. (2012). Saurichthys and other fossil fishes from the late Smithian (Early Triassic) of Bear Lake County (Idaho, USA), with a discussion of saurichthyid palaeoecology and evolution. Bulletin of Geosciences, 87(3).

Tintori, A. (2013). A New Species of Saurichthys (Actinopterygii) from the Middle Triassic (Early Ladinian) of the Northern Grigna Mountain (Lombardy, Italy). Revista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, Vol.119, Number 3.

Tintori, A. (1990). The Vertebral Column of the Triassic Fish Saurichthys (Actinopterygii) and Its Stratigraphical Significance. Revista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, Vol.96, Number 1.
Wu, F.X., et al. (2011). New saurichthyid actinopterygian fishes from the Anisian (Middle Triassic) of southwestern China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 56(3).

 

Subclass Chondrostei 

 

Order Acipenseriformes - The Sturgeons and Paddlefish

 

Family Acipenseridae - Sturgeons


Choudhury, A. and T.A. Dick (1998). The historical biogeography of sturgeons (Osteichthyes: Acipenseridae): a synthesis of phylogenetics, palaeontology and palaeogeography. Journal of Biogeography, 25.

Hilton, E.J. and L. Grande (2006). Review of the Fossil Record of the Sturgeons, Family Acipenseridae (Actinopterygii: Acipenseriformes), from North America. Journal of Paleontology, 80(4).

Kovalchuk, O.M., et al. (2015). Early Pliocene Sturgeons and Bony Fishes from the Dniester Valley (Republic of Moldova). Vestnik zoologii, 49(1).

Vavrek, M.J., A.M. Murray and P.R. Bell (2014). An early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) sturgeon (Acipenseriformes) from the Dunvegan Formation, northwestern Alberta, Canada. Can.J. Earth Sci., 51.

 

Family Chondrosteidae (†)

 

Lu, L., D. Li and L. Yang (2005). Notes on the discovery of Permian Acipenseriformes in China. Chinese Science Bulletin, Vol.50, Number 12.

 

Family Peipiaosteidae (†)

 

Jin, F., et al. (1995). An Early Fossil Sturgeon (Acipenseriformes, Peipiaosteidae) from Fengning of Hebei, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 33(1).

Liu, H.-T. and J.-J. Zhou (1965). A New Sturgeon from the Upper Jurassic of Liaoning, North China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, Vol.9, Number 3.

 

Family Polyodontidae - Paddlefish

 

MacAlpin, A. (1947). Paleopsephurus wilsoni, A New Polyodontid Fish from the Upper Cretaceous of Montana, With a Discussion of Allied Fish, Living and Fossil. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.VI, Number 8.

 

General Acipenseriformes

 

Bemis, W.E., E.K. Findeis and L. Grande (1997). An overview of Acipenseriformes. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 48.

Parris, D.C., B.S. Grandstaff and G.L. Bell (2001). Reassessment of the Affinities of the Genus Cylindracanthus (Osteichthyes). Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, Vol.80.

Peng, Z., et al. (2007). Age and biogeography of major clades in sturgeons and paddlefishes (Pisces: Acipenseriformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 42.

 

General Chondrostei


Hutchinson, P. (1975). Two Triassic Fish from South Africa and Australia, With Comments on the Evolution of the Chondrostei. Palaeontology, Vol.18, Part 3.

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Fruitbat

Updated May 1, 2011.

-Joe

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Updated September 16, 2011.

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chele

Updated September 16, 2011.

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Paddlefish are a very odd looking fish. There is a paddlefish season here in eastern Montana. Thousands of fisherman flock to a spot 15 miles from here to snag them. My husband calls it combat fishing because some of the fisherman will fight over certain spots. These fish get very big. My hubby caught a 72 pounder and it took him 3 hours to reel her in. The biggest one I have seen was 144 pounds. The spinal chord is like a giant rubber band. Half of the fish is inedible(red meat) The white meat is awesome, and the best part is no bones to worry about! The season usually lasts a month. The fish and game shut the season down when 1,000 fish are caught.

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They definitely ARE bizarre-looking fish! From what I hear, the largest 'official' record for the North American paddlefish is 144 pounds...though there are 'unofficial' records of over 200. They are becoming exceedingly rare across most of their original range and they are definitely VERY rare in Texas rivers. The Yangtze River paddlefish is a much larger relative. There are 'official' records of those fish reaching 660 pounds and a length of about nine feet and 'unofficial' records of fish approaching 23 feet. Unfortunately, the Yangtze River paddlefish may now be extinct due to habitat destruction and overfishing.

I didn't know that paddlefish were particularly edible but they are famous for their caviar (like their cousins, the sturgeons). I've only seen one of these fish in the wild and it was a fairly small (<1 foot) individual.

Thanks for the information!

-Joe

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Updated October 20, 2012.

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Updated June 22, 2014.

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Updated June 10, 2015.

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Updated February 27, 2016.

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Updated December 12, 2016.

 

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Updated June 6, 2017.

 

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Reorganized and updated - August 5, 2018.

 

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