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Gila  Baird and Girard, 1853
Taxonomic Serial No.: 163541

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Acrocheilus Agassiz, 1855
    Moapa Hubbs and Miller, 1948
    Klamathella Miller, 1945
    Myloleucus Cope, 1872
    Protoporus Cope, 1872
    Siboma Girard, 1856
    Temeculina Cockerell, 1909
    Tigoma Girard, 1856
  Common Name(s): western chubs [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2023   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderCypriniformes  – cyprins, meuniers, minnows, suckers  
                                  FamilyLeuciscidae Bonaparte, 1835  
                                     SubfamilyLaviniinae Bleeker, 1863  
                                        GenusGila Baird and Girard, 1853 – western chubs  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Gila alutacea (Agassiz and Pickering in Agassiz, 1855) – Chiselmouth, bouche coupante 
                                           Species Gila atraria (Girard, 1856) – Utah Chub 
                                           Species Gila brevicauda Norris, Fischer and Minckley, 2003 – Shorttail Chub, carpa colicorta 
                                           Species Gila coerulea (Girard, 1856) – blue chub 
                                           Species Gila conspersa Garman, 1881 – carpa Mayrán, Nazas Chub 
                                           Species Gila coriacea (Hubbs and Miller, 1948) – Moapa Dace 
                                           Species Gila crassicauda (Baird and Girard in Girard, 1854) – Thicktail Chub 
                                           Species Gila cypha Miller, 1946 – Humpback Chub 
                                           Species Gila ditaenia Miller, 1945 – Sonora Chub, carpa sonorense 
                                           Species Gila elegans Baird and Girard, 1853 – Bonytail, bonytail chub, carpa elegante 
                                           Species Gila eremica DeMarais, 1991 – Desert Chub, carpa del desierto 
                                           Species Gila jordani Tanner, 1950 – White River Chub, Pahranagut roundtail chub 
                                           Species Gila minacae Meek, 1902 – Mexican Roundtail Chub, carpa cola redonda mexicana 
                                           Species Gila modesta (Garman, 1881) – Saltillo Chub, carpa de Saltillo 
                                           Species Gila nigrescens (Girard, 1856) – Chihuahua Chub, carpa de Chihuahua 
                                           Species Gila orcuttii (Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1890) – Arroyo Chub 
                                           Species Gila pandora (Cope, 1872) – Rio Grande Chub 
                                           Species Gila pulchra (Girard, 1856) – Conchos Chub, carpa del Conchos 
                                           Species Gila purpurea (Girard, 1856) – Yaqui Chub, carpa púrpura 
                                           Species Gila robusta Baird and Girard, 1853 – carpa cola redonda, Roundtail Chub 
                                           Species Gila seminuda Cope and Yarrow, 1875 – Virgin Chub, Virgin River chub 

  Expert: Howard L. Jelks  
  Notes: Research Fish Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, 7920 N.W. 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653   
  Reference for: Gila    
  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Gila    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes, 11-Jan-2023, website (version 11-Jan-23)  
  Acquired: 2023   
  Notes: Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & van der Laan, R. (eds) 2023. ESCHMEYER'S CATALOG OF FISHES: GENERA, SPECIES, REFERENCES. ( Electronic version accessed 11 Jan 2023   
  Reference for: Gila   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Gila   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Gila   
  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: Available online at   
  Reference for: Gila   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Schönhuth, S., A. Perdices, L. Lozano-Vilano, F. J. García-de-León, H. Espinosa, and R. L. Mayden  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic relationships of North American western chubs of the genus Gila (Cyprinidae, Teleostei), with emphasis on southern species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 70   
  Page(s): 210-230   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.021   
  Reference for: Gila   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Schönhuth, Susana, Jasna Vukic, Radek Sanda, Lei Yang, Richard L. Mayden  
  Publication Date: 2018   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic relationships and classification of the Holarctic family Leuciscidae (Cypriniformes: Cyprinoidei)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 127   
  Page(s): 781-799   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.06.026   
  Reference for: Gila   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Tan, Milton, and Jonathon W. Armbruster  
  Publication Date: 2018   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic classification of extant genera of fishes of the order Cypriniformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 4476, no. 1   
  Page(s): 6-39   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4476.1.4   
  Reference for: Gila   

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