Mataichthys

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Eleotroidei 

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: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Eleotroidei

Familia: Eleotridae
Genus: †Mataichthys
Species (4): †M. bictenatus – †M. procerus – †M. rhinoceros – †M. taurinus

Name[edit]

  • Mataichthys Schwarzhans, Scofield, Tennyson & Worthy in Schwarzhans et al., 2012
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Mataichthys bictenatus Schwarzhans, Scofield, Tennyson & Worthy in Schwarzhans et al., 2012
      • Fixation: original designation [see p. 334]

Etymology: After Mata Creek and the fish−rich rocks therein, where the type species was found: “mata”, as a noun in Maori can refer to a receptacle packed with preserved fish or birds, or a rock or stone, among other things (Williams 1971).

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