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The order Aulopiformes as presented here follows the classification of Baldwin & Johnson (1996) and Sato & Nakabo (2002). Nelson (1994) recognised four extant suborders with 13 families, and one fossil suborder; this classification largely follows the work of Hartel & Stiassny (1986). Baldwin & Johnson (1996) discussed relationships within the group and provided information on relationships which differed from previous classifications. The classification of Baldwin & Johnson (1996) recognised Bathysauridae as distinct and related to Giganturidae, and placed Anotopterus within the Paralepedidae. Although Baldwin & Johnson (1996) retained four suborders, the arrangement of families differs considerably from earlier classifications. Sato & Nakabo (2002) erected Paraulopidae to include a group of species from Chlorophthalmidae and recognised Bathysauropsidae for Bathysauropsis and the Bathysauroididae for Bathysauroides. Nelson (2006) followed the classification of Baldwin & Johnson (1996) in recognising two suborders of extant fishes and two fossil suborders for the Aulopiformes.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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12-Feb-2010 (import)