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The contribution of Sir Arthur Smith Woodward to the palaeoichthyology of Brazil – Smith Woodward’s types from Brazil

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Paulo M. Brito
Paulo M. Brito
Department of Zoology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rua São Francisco Xavier, CEP 20550-170 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Martha Richter
Martha Richter
Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

Sir Arthur Smith Woodward published many scientific works on fossil fishes from Brazil, among them the description of 14 new species and the redefinition of two lectotypes. This paper provides an illustrated, taxonomic update on the following taxa, together with comments on their repository and other relevant remarks: Lissodus nitidus (Woodward, 1888), Rhinoptera prisca Woodward, 1907, ‘Lepidotesmawsoni Woodward, 1888, ‘Lepidotessouzai Woodward, 1908a, Calamopleurus mawsoni (Woodward, 1902), ‘Belonostomuscarinatus Mawson & Woodward, 1907, Paleopiquitinga brasiliensis (Woodward, 1939), Lignobrycon ligniticus (Woodward, 1898), Brycon avus (Woodward, 1898), Steindachneridion iheringi (Woodward, 1898), Scombroclupeoides scutata (Woodward, 1908a), Macracara prisca Woodward, 1939, Mawsonia gigas Woodward, 1907, Mawsonia minor Woodward, 1908a; Vinctifer comptoni (Agassiz, 1841) and Notelops brama (Agassiz, 1841).

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Arthur Smith Woodward: His Life and Influence on Modern Vertebrate Palaeontology

Z. Johanson
Z. Johanson
Natural History Museum, UK
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P. M. Barrett
P. M. Barrett
Natural History Museum, UK
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M. Richter
M. Richter
Natural History Museum, UK
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M. Smith
M. Smith
Natural History Museum, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
430
ISBN electronic:
9781862399624
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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