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Book: UALVP Type Specimens of Fossil Fishes

Posted on Jun 24, 2020

Type Specimens of Fossil Fishes: Catalogue of the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology is available from CRC Press.

Bruner, John Clay. 2019. Type Specimens of Fossil Fishes: Catalogue of the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 166 pp.  ISBN 9780429398582  CAT# KE69888 Published January 10, 2019. Hardback $69.95; ebook $62.96; ebook rental from $34.98.

ABSTRACT: This is the first list ever compiled of the fossil fish types deposited in the collections of the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology (UALVP).  This collection contains 88 fish holotypes, 966 fish paratypes, 55 casts of fish holotypes and 20 casts of fish paratypes from other museums. The catalogue number, the latest classification, a short description of the material, the collector(s) of the holotype (if known), the type locality, the full citation including the pages on which it was described, tables, and listings of any figures are provided for each type specimen. A list of unpublished “types” languishing in Ph.D. theses and M.Sc. theses is also included, as these specimens are labeled in the collections as “types” on the museum labels and in the computer catalogue.  There are 13 fish holotypes and 156 fish paratypes languishing in this unpublished category. Additionally, there are two UALVP fish holotypes from a currently submitted publication.  Also, this type catalogue lists specimens incorrectly cited as holotypes and paratypes in the scientific literature. 

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