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Polypterus  Lacepède, 1803
Taxonomic Serial No.: 161059

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassOsteichthyes  – bony fishes, poissons osseux, osteíceto, peixe ósseo  
                      ClassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                         SubclassChondrostei  – paddlefishes, sturgeons  
                            OrderPolypteriformes   
                               FamilyPolypteridae  – bichirs, birchers, lobed-finned pike, reed fishes  
                                  GenusPolypterus Lacepède, 1803  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Polypterus ansorgii Boulenger, 1910  
                                     Species Polypterus bichir Lacepède, 1803 – Nile bichir 
                                     Species Polypterus delhezi Boulenger, 1899 – barred bichir 
                                     Species Polypterus endlicherii Heckel, 1847 – saddled bichir 
                                     Species Polypterus ornatipinnis Boulenger, 1902  
                                     Species Polypterus palmas Ayres, 1850 – marbled bichir, shortfin bichir 
                                     Species Polypterus polli Gosse, 1988  
                                     Species Polypterus retropinnis Vaillant, 1899 – West African bichir 
                                     Species Polypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829 – gray bichir 
                                     Species Polypterus weeksii Boulenger, 1898 – mottled bichir 
       

 References
       
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  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 08-Jan-2004, website (version 05-Jan-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Polypterus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Polypterus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25622932   
  Reference for: Polypterus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gosse, J.-P. / Lévêque, C., D. Paugy, and G. G. Teugels, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 5: Polypteridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of West Africa, vol. 1   
  Page(s): 79-87   
  Publisher: Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central   
  Publication Place: Tervuren, Belgium   
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  Reference for: Polypterus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
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  Reference for: Polypterus   
       

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