Typhlichthys subterraneus Girard

Lynne R. Parenti, 2006, Typhlichthys eigenmanni Charlton, 1933, an available name for a blind cavefish (Teleostei: Amblyopsidae), differentiated on the basis of characters of the central nervous system., Zootaxa 1374, pp. 55-59: 58

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Typhlichthys subterraneus Girard


Abbreviated species synonymy

Typhlichthys subterraneus Girard  ZBK  , 1859

Typhlichthys subterraneus Girard  ZBK  , 1859: 63 (type locality: Kentucky, Warren Co.: from a well near Bowling Green ; Syntypes: USNM 8563 [3]). 

Typhlichthys eigenmanni Charlton  , 1933: 285-324; figs. 1?, 6, 9, 13-16, 21, 23 (type locality: Missouri, Camden Co. cave on the property of Robert M. Snyder, Jr [Ha Ha Tonka Castle] , 11 syntypes, range “somewhat less than” 30 to 65 mm in length [whereabouts of types unknown]). 

Typhlichthys eigenmanni Hubbs  ZBK  , 1938: 265 ( nomen nudum, available as Typhlichthys eigenmanni Charlton  , 1933).

Remarks: Typhlichthys eigenmanni Charlton  , 1933, is treated as a subjective synonym of Typhlichthys subterraneus Girard  ZBK  , 1859, the Southern Cavefish, the name applied to blind amblyopsids in southeastern Missouri (see Mayden & Cross, 1983). Charlton’s (1933) figure 1 is identified as Typhlichthys eigenmanni  in the text, but as Troglichthys rosae  in the figure caption. See Poly & Proudlove (2004:4) for additional synonyms.


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