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Cyprinodon latifasciatus Garman, 1881

Perritos de Parras, Parras pupfish

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cyprinodon bovinus latifasciatus Garman, 1881

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1903

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

At least one extensive survey (in 1953) has failed to produce any evidence that the species still persists, and it is likely extinct as the result of modification of its habitat by humans.

 

Distribution

Parras Springs, Mexico

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Type locality: Spring near Parras, Coahuila, Mexico.

 

Lectotype: MCZ 37995 (ex MCZ 24884)

 

Paralectotypes:

MCZ 24883 (2), 24884 (now 9), 37995 (1)

SMNS 3035 (1)

UMMZ 163091 [ex MCZ 24884] (2)

USNM 120254 (4) [ex MCZ 24884], 163091 (2) [ex MCZ 24884]

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Garman, Samuel. (1881). [url=https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/91654#page/91/mode/1up]New and little-known Reptiles and Fishes in the Museum Collections[/url]. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 8(3): 85-93.

 

Other references:

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Fricke, Ronald. (2005). Types in the fish collection of the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart, described in 1845–2004. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie A (Biologie), Number 684: 1-95.

Hoagstrom, Christopher W. and Osborne, Megan J. (2021). Biogeography of Cyprinodon Across the Great Plains-Chihuahuan Desert Region and Adjacent Areas. Proceedings of the Desert Fishes Council Special Publication 2021: 20-76.

Lozano-Vilano, M. L. and Maza-Benignos, M. De La. (2016). Diversity and status of Mexican killifishes. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13186 [Abstract]

Meek, Seth Eugene. (1904). The fresh-water fishes of Mexico north of the isthmus of Tehuantepec. Chicago: Columbian Field Museum. lxiii + 252 pp. [17.6 MB]

Miller, Robert Rush. (1961). Man and the changing fish fauna of the American southwest. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 46: 365-404.

Miller, Robert Rush. (1964). Redescription and illustration of Cyprinodon latifasciatus, an extinct Cyprinodontid fish from Coahuila, Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 9(2): 62-67. [Abstract]

Miller, R. R., Williams, J. D. and Williams, J. E. (1989). Extinctions of North American fishes during the past century. Fisheries 14(6): 22-38.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Cyprinodon latifasciatus. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 23 April 2011.

 

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