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Synaptura  Cantor, 1849
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173032

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Brachirus Swainson, 1839
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2015   
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Thomas A. Munroe  
  Notes: Systematic Zoologist, National Marine Fisheries Service; Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Synaptura    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 31-Oct-2014, website (version 31-Oct-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 03-Nov-2014   
  Reference for: Synaptura   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Synaptura   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Desoutter, Martine, Thomas A. Munroe, and François Chapleau  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Nomenclatural status of Brachirus Swainson, Synaptura Cantor and Euryglossa Kaup (Soleidae, Pleuronectiformes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Research, vol. 48, issue 3   
  Page(s): 325-327   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1341-8998   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Synaptura   
       
  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: Synaptura   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Synaptura   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Desoutter et al. (2001) and Munroe (personal communication, January 2003) note that Synaptura Cantor, 1849 is an "unnecessary replacement name" for Brachirus Swainson, 1839, and so is a junior objective homonym thereof. Several species have long been placed in Synaptura Cantor, 1849 (as restricted by Chabanaud in 1928, with a different type species, commersoni Lacepède, 1802), and do not yet have valid generic names. They further planned to "petition the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature to recognize Synaptura Cantor as a valid genus name, with its type species being Pleuronectes commersoni Lacepède, 1802, as designated by Chabanaud (1928)" (though this has not yet occurred). On Munroe's recommendation, ITIS is retaining Synaptura Cantor as a valid genus name until the unresolved species are allocated to other genera in the literature, or until the matter is otherwise resolved  
 

 

   

 
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