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Genera in the family or subfamily Kyphosidae: [ 14 ] records


Cridorsa Whitley [G. P.] 1938:159 Fem. Cridorsa moonta Whitley 1938. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Hoese & Bray 2006:1322 [ref. 29000] based on placement of type species, Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Dorsuarius Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1803:482 Masc. Dorsuarius nigrescens Lacepède 1803. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203], Knudsen & Clements 2013:6 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Hermosilla Jenkins [O. P.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1889:144 Fem. Hermosilla azurea Jenkins & Evermann 1889. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Kyphosus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801:114 Masc. Kyphosus bigibbus Lacepède 1801. Type by monotypy. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:124 (vol. 8) [ref. 30473]. Unjustifiably emended to Cyphosus by Jordan & Gilbert 1883:792 [ref. 2476] (see Briggs 1961:162 [ref. 13439]). •Valid as Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:166 [ref. 6441], Tortonese in Whitehead et al. 1986:912 [ref. 13676], Smith 1986:603 [ref. 5712], Gomon et al. 1994:612 [ref. 22532], Sakai & Nakabo 1995 [ref. 21821], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:391 [ref. 24550], Sakai 2001:3291 [ref. 26121], Carpender 2003:1685 [ref. 27092], Parin 2003:S14 [ref. 28536], Sakai & Nakabo 2004:20 [ref. 27596], Hoese & Bray 2006:1322 [ref. 29000], Sakai & Nakabo 2006:337 [ref. 29152], Sakai & Nakabo 2008:2 [ref. 29523], Gomon 2008:599 [ref. 30616], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:50 [ref. 36649], Knudsen & Clements 2014:6 [ref. 33031], Sakai & Nakabo 2014:[1] 214 [ref. 33211], Parin et al. 2014:375 [ref. 33547], Mannino et al. 2015:45 [ref. 33840], Gilbert 2015:295 [ref. 33917], Knudsen & Clements 2015:1316 [ref. 34204], Knudsen & Clements 2016:259 [ref. 34458], Motomura et al. 2017:176 [ref. 35490], Bañón et al. 2017:1 [ref. 35616], Fricke et al. 2018:233 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:107 [ref. 36273], Brown et al. 2019:176 [ref. 36444], Fricke et al. 2019:180 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Leptokyphosus (subgenus of Segutilum) Whitley [G. P.] 1931:320 Masc. Kyphosus gibsoni Ogilby 1912. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]), Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Neoscorpis Smith [J. L. B.] 1931:150 Fem. Scorpis lithophilus Gilchrist & Thompson 1908. Type by monotypy. •Valid as Neoscorpis Smith 1931 -- (Smith 1986:604 [ref. 5712], Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031], Knudsen & Clements 2016:259 [ref. 34458], Fricke et al. 2018:233 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Neoscorpis Smith 1931. Kyphosidae.

Opisthistius Gill [T. N.] 1862:245 Masc. Sciaena tahmel of Rüppell 1836 (= Sciaena tahmel Forsskål 1775). Type by subsequent designation. See also account of Sciaena cinerescens. Earliest type designation found is Jordan & Evermann 1898:1384 [ref. 2444]. •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203] with question, Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Pimelepterus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:429 Masc. Pimelepterus bosquii Lacepède 1802. Type by monotypy. Misspellings include Pimelipterus and Pimelopterus; species sometimes spelled boscii. •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:391 [ref. 24550], Knudsen & Clements 2013:6 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Sectator (subgenus of Kyphosus) Jordan [D. S.] & Fesler [B.] 1893:533, 534, 536 Masc. Pimelepterus ocyurus Jordan & Gilbert 1882. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Valid as Sectator Jordan & Fesler 1893 -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:166 [ref. 6441], Sakai 2001:3291 [ref. 26121]). •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203], Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Segutilum Whitley [G. P.] 1931:319 Neut. Pimelepterus sydneyanus Günther 1886. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 --- (Sakai & Nakabo 2006:348 [ref. 29152], Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Seleima Bowdich [S. L.] 1825:xii, 238 Fem. Seleima aurata Bowdich 1825. Type by monotypy. Also involves fig. 37 opposite p. 238 in conjunction with p. xii. •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203], Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Tahhmel Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:45 Not available, no type species or diagnosis. •In the synonymy of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Suppressed. Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Xyster Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1803:484 Masc. Xyster fuscus Lacepède 1803. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203], Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.

Xysterus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1815:88 Masc. Not available, name only. Regarded as an incorrect subsequent spelling for Xyster Lacepède 1803 based on Rafinesque style in this work. •In the synonymy of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801 -- (Desoutter 1973:420 [ref. 7203], Knudsen & Clements 2013:7 [ref. 33031]). Nomen Nudum. Current status: Synonym of Kyphosus Lacepède 1801. Kyphosidae.


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