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Synopsis of the fishes of North America

Author: David Starr Jordan; Charles H Gilbert
Publisher: Washington : Government Printing Office, 1882.
Series: Bulletin (United States National Museum), no. 16.; Publication (Smithsonian Institution), 492.; Smithsonian miscellaneous collections, v. 24.
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This memoir attempts to give concise descriptions of all the fish species known to inhabit the waters of North America, north of the boundary between the United States and Mexico. The classification system adopted is essentially based on the views of Professors Gill and Cope rather than the fish groupings offered by the European systematists, with an effort to avoid unnatural associations in genera and families on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
Synopsis of the fishes of North America.
Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1882
(OCoLC)761192425
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Starr Jordan; Charles H Gilbert
OCLC Number: 3175005
Notes: Issued also as vol. XXIV of the Smithsonian miscellaneous collections.
Indluces index (page 975-1018).
Description: lvi, 1018 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Class i. Leptocardii --
Class II. Marsipobranchii --
Class III. Elasmobranchii --
Class IV. Pisces.
Series Title: Bulletin (United States National Museum), no. 16.; Publication (Smithsonian Institution), 492.; Smithsonian miscellaneous collections, v. 24.
Other Titles: Fishes of North America
Responsibility: by David S. Jordan and Charles H. Gilbert.

Abstract:

This memoir attempts to give concise descriptions of all the fish species known to inhabit the waters of North America, north of the boundary between the United States and Mexico. The classification system adopted is essentially based on the views of Professors Gill and Cope rather than the fish groupings offered by the European systematists, with an effort to avoid unnatural associations in genera and families on one hand and subdivision beyond reasonable limits, on the other. Genera which have defied precise definition are rarely adopted.

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