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Rhinichthys bowersi  Goldsborough and Clark, 1908
Taxonomic Serial No.: 201911

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): cheat dace [English]
    Cheat minnow [English]
  Valid Name: Rhinichthys cataractae (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1842)
    Nocomis micropogon (Cope, 1865)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  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: Rhinichthys bowersi   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Rhinichthys bowersi   
  Source: Starnes, W. C., Ms, 25-Aug-1998, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1998   
  Reference for: Rhinichthys bowersi   
  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: Rhinichthys bowersi   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Poly, William J., and Mark H. Sabaj  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lack of evidence for the validity of Rhinichthys bowersi (Cyprinidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Copeia, vol. 1998, no. 4   
  Page(s): 1081-1085   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0045-8511   
  Reference for: Rhinichthys bowersi   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Stauffer, J. R., Jr., C. H. Hocutt, and R. L. Mayden  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Pararhinichthys, a new monotypic genus of minnows (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) of hybrid origin from eastern North America   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, vol. 7, no. 4   
  Page(s): 327-336   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0936-9902   
  Reference for: Rhinichthys bowersi   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 59, no. 219   
  Page(s): 58982-59028   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Rhinichthys bowersi, Cheat minnow [English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: US ESA: Potential candidate without sufficient data on vulnerability, as published in Federal Register Volume 59, Number 219, Pages 58982 - 59028, November 15, 1994  
    Stauffer et al., 1997 gave generic status to Pararhinichthys and species status to bowersi, while Poly and Sabaj, 1998 determined that the taxon did not meet the standard of "self-perpetuating groups of individuals of mixed ancestry following an evolutionary trajectory independent from that of their progenitors" so is hybrid between Nocomis micropogon and Rhinichthys cataractae  



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