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Rhinichthys deaconi Miller, 1984:3

Las Vegas dace



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 30 July 1940

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Las Vegas Creek, Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology




USNM 46113.5010974 (1 fish)






Original scientific description:

Miller, Robert Rush. (1984). Rhinichthys deaconi, a new species of dace (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from southern Nevada. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 707: 1-21.


Other references:

Gilbert (1893, north american fauna, 7:230-231

Jelks, Howard L., Walsh, Stephen J., Burkhead, Noel M., Contreras-Balderas, Salvador, Díaz-Pardo, Edmundo, Hendrickson, Dean A., Lyons, J., Mandrak, Nicholas E., McCormick, Frank, Nelson, Joseph F., Platania, Steven P., Porter, Brady A., Renaud, Claude B., Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacabo, Taylor, Eric B. and Warren, Melvin L. Jr. (2008). Conservation status of imperiled North American freshwater and diadromous fishes. Fisheries 33(8): 372-407.

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). Rhinichthys deaconi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 01 June 2013.


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