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Nannostomus  Günther, 1872
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163096

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Nannobrycon Hoedeman, 1950
    Poecilobrycon Eigenmann, 1909
  Common Name(s): pencilfish [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderCharaciformes  – piranhas, leporins, piranhas  
                                        GenusNannostomus Günther, 1872 – pencilfish  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Nannostomus anduzei Fernandez and Weitzman, 1987  
                                           Species Nannostomus beckfordi Günther, 1872 – golden pencilfish, golden pencilfish 
                                           Species Nannostomus bifasciatus Hoedeman, 1954 – two-lined pencilfish, two-lined pencilfish 
                                           Species Nannostomus britskii Weitzman, 1978  
                                           Species Nannostomus digrammus (Fowler, 1913)  
                                           Species Nannostomus eques Steindachner, 1876  
                                           Species Nannostomus espei (Meinken, 1956) – espei's pencilfish, espei's pencilfish 
                                           Species Nannostomus harrisoni (Eigenmann, 1909) – Harrison's pencilfish 
                                           Species Nannostomus limatus Weitzman, 1978  
                                           Species Nannostomus marginatus Eigenmann, 1909 – dwarf pencilfish, dwarf pencilfish 
                                           Species Nannostomus marilynae Weitzman and Cobb, 1975  
                                           Species Nannostomus minimus Eigenmann, 1909  
                                           Species Nannostomus mortenthaleri Paepke and Arendt, 2001  
                                           Species Nannostomus nitidus Weitzman, 1978  
                                           Species Nannostomus trifasciatus Steindachner, 1876 – three-lined pencilfish, three-lined pencilfish 
                                           Species Nannostomus unifasciatus Steindachner, 1876  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Nannostomus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Nannostomus   
  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   
  Reference for: Nannostomus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  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   
  Reference for: Nannostomus   

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