Alburnus selcuklui

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Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cyprinoidea

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Leuciscinae
Genus: Alburnus
Species: Alburnus selcuklui

Name[edit]

Alburnus selcuklui Elp et al., 2015

  • Holotype: YYU-ZF 2008-14a.
  • Paratypes: YYU-ZF 2006-01 (4), 2008-14 (9).

Type locality: Turkey: Tatvan province: a branch of Botan Stream, 38°21.289 N, 42°41.63 E.

Etymology: The species is named for The Great Selcuklu (Seljuk) Empire (1037–1194), originating from the branch of Oguz Turks, which controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to eastern Anatolia and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf.

References[edit]

  • Elp, M., Şen, F. & Özuluğ, M., 2015: Alburnus selcuklui, A New Species of Cyprinid Fish From East Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 15: 181–186. doi: 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_1_20