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Cuvier 1815

Genus   Equuala
AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
AuthorNI   Cuvier
Qualification   ---
Year   1815
Status   Synonym
Gender   ---
Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Leiognathidae
Subfamily   ---
Tribe   ---
Original Genus   Equuala
Original AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Original AuthorNI   Cuvier
Original Family   Leiognathidae
Original Sub Family   ---
Original Year   1815
Gender   ---

Type Species   Centrogaster equula
Type Species AuthorWI   Gmelin [J. F.]
Type Species AuthorNI   Gmelin
Type Species Qualification   ---
Type Species Year   1788
Type Designation   ---
Current Genus   Leiognathus
Current AuthorWI   Lacepède [B. G. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Lacepède
Current Year   1802
Current Family   Leiognathidae
Current Summary   Synonym of Leiognathus  Lacepède 1802. Leiognathidae: Leiognathinae.
Name History   Equula Cuvier [G.] 1815:462 [ref. 1019]. Centrogaster equula of Gmelin 1788 (= Scomber equula Forsskål 1775). Type by absolute tautonymy. Cuvier stated (p. 463), " nommerai equula"; it was Cuvier's style in this article to begin generic names with a lower case letter. Chakrabaarty & Sparks 2008:5 [ref. 29788] treated a valid Equula but they had the wrong type-species, and the genus Equula is an objective synonym of Leiognathus. The error will be corrected (P. Chakrabarty, pers. comm. and manuscript in preparation) [see also remarks under Aurigequula Fowler 1918]. •Valid as Equula Cuvier 1815 -- (Chakrabarty & Sparks 2008: 5 [ref. 29788] but with the wrong type species). •Synonym of Leiognathus Lacepède 1802 -- (Tortonese 1973:390 [ref. 7192], James 1978:141 [ref. 5317], Jones 1985:571 [ref. 21842], Kottelat 2013:339 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Leiognathus Lacepède 1802. Leiognathidae.
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