Dawkinsia

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Cyprininae
Tribus: Smiliogastrini
Genus Dawkinsia
Species (9): D. arulius – D. assimilis – D. exclamatio – D. filamentosa – D. rohani – D. rubrotinctus – D. singhala – D. srilankensis – D. tambraparniei

Name[edit]

Dawkinsia Pethiyagoda, Meegaskumbura & Maduwage, 2012

Etymology: Named after Richard Dawkins, English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, zoologist and writer.

Gender: feminine

Type species: Leuciscus filamentosus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1844

Fixation: original designation [see p. 80]

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