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2006 - Douglass F. Hoese
The classification of the order Zeiformes here follows the comprehensive phylogenetic analysis by Tyler et al. (2003), who made considerable changes to previous classifications in recognising six families. Although Tyler et al. (2003) excluded the Caproidae from the Zeiformes, Hoese (2006) included the family until relationships of the group were further resolved. Here the boarfish family Caproidae has been tentatively placed in the perciform suborder Caproidei. Tyler & Santini (2005) proposed a phylogenetic hypothesis based on fossil and extant zeiform-like fishes. Rosen (1984) proposed that zeioids and tetraodontiforms were related, with caproids as their sister group, whereas Johnson & Patterson (1993) suggested that zeiforms (excluding caproids) are the sister group of beryciforms (excluding stephanoberyciforms) plus percomorphs. Wiley et al. (2000) suggested a close relationship between zeids and gadiforms, a hypothesis supported by Miya et al. (2003) and Dettai & Lecointre (2005).
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Rosen, D.E. 1984. Zeiforms as primitive plectognath fishes. American Museum Novitates 2782: 1-45 figs 1-38
Tyler, J.C., O'Toole, B. & Winterbottom, R.W. 2003. Phylogeny of the genera and families of zeiform fishes, with comments on their relationships with tetraodontiforms and caproids. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 618: 1-110
Tyler, J.C & Santini, F. 2005. A phylogeny of the fossil and extant zeiform-like fishes, Upper Cretaceous to Recent, with comments on the putative zeomorph clade (Acanthomorpha). Zoologica Scripta 34(2): 157-175.
Wiley E.O., Johnson, G.D. & Dimmick, W.W. 2000. The interrelationships of Acanthomorph fishes: a total evidence approach using molecular and morphological data. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 28: 319–350.
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