KILLI-DATA PRINCIPLE OF AUTOMATIC LATEST PUBLISHED EVIDENCE

 

By principles, Killi-Data is based on latest published evidence, i.e. it is built on scientific facts and proofs (= 'evidence-based'), published in all journals and magazine, with external reviews, by peers and-or experts, which means that the value of the findings has been evaluated as scientifically acceptable (it does not mean that those findings are correct or true or permanently unchallengeable), with the priority rule to last-in-published (= 'latest' has priority). Then a new evidence-based result replaces the old ones, no matter of the evaluation of that result. Actually, there is no evaluation by Killi-Data of the published work and if there are errors or pitfalls or weaknesses in it then it is the responsibility of the author(s) of that work, of the reviewers and-or of the publishing media (Killi-Data do not judge publications and do not aim to impose systematic validities or synonymies based on assessments or judgements of a given publication vs. others, and the editor of Killi-Data does not express opinions on published works by any author). Killi-Data, in practical terms, at the species level, is the automatic mirror of the latest evidence if the code of nomenclature is respected (ICZN availability of the name, existence of a diagnosis). However, at the genus level and above (family-group names), it is a bit less so because multiple changes along published papers are detrimental to stability (a major principle of ICZN, the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature)… but "less so" means very rare, hopefully temporary, exceptions, and those very rare cases are listed in full and in transparency, hereafter. In other, more general and large-scope, databases (e.g., on all fishes or on all zoological taxa), obviously not all publications can be indexed and analysed in depth like in Killi-Data and the decision on systematic status is most often based on (1) the abstracts of the published work, and-or (2) the proposed (formal) vs. the suggested (conditional) systematic move by a given author, and-or (3) on published synthetic lists of fauna in a group or in a region (then the objective analysis is done by the authors of that list who may not be killifish specialists).

 

TO-DATE EXCEPTIONS TO AUTOMATIC LATEST PUBLISHED EVIDENCE ONLY


 

 

Important note : Killi-Data is a scientific knowledge base.
Nomenclatural and systematic exceptions rules are : in case of published evidence-based systematic conflicts between authors for a genus, conservatism is selected among authors' proposals, it may be the latest published but not necessarily, and, in case of molecular separation of a species previously set as a synonym, revalidation is only accepted if a published new diagnosis is proposed, in both cases fully in line with ICZN principles)…
Exceptions are very limited since 2009 (a few cases compared to over 1700 available taxa, even if a generic decision will have consequences on all specific components) and they are all listed herafter in a table that can be sorted out according to columns.
The list comprises the taxon concerned with the case, the concerned level, either specific or generic, the author and reference of the scientific change, the author(s) and reference(s) of the scientific counter-positions (evidence-based), the date of decision in Killi-Data and the current conclusion-decision, herein.
Obviously the decisions are explained as [ICZN rule of a mandatory diagnosis for a taxon] or [ICZN unmet criteria of availability] or [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision not based on latest], or [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence], and this list is evolutive, since cases may disappear once the problem is solved by further new published evidence (i.e., no more present possible conflict).

 

 

 

TAXONLEVEL
POSITION
AUTHOR(S)
SOURCE
COUNTER-POSITION(S)
REFERENCE(S)
DATE
CONCLUSION K-D
armatus, Aplocheilusspecific|
* revalidated species
* Katwate, U., P. Kumkar, R. Britz, R. Raghavan & N. Dahanukar. 2018. The Identity of Aplocheilus andamanicus (Köhler, 1906) (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes), an endemic Killifish from the Andaman Islands, with Notes on Odontopsis armata van Hasselt. Zootaxa, 4382 (1): pp. .* name armatus, nort diagnosable from unavailable andamanicus [source : Killi-Data]2018-05-15|
* maintained as junior synonym of Aplocheilus panchax [ICZN rule of a mandatory diagnosis for a taxon]
andamanicus, Aplocheilusspecific|
* revalidated species
* Katwate, U., P. Kumkar, R. Britz, R. Raghavan & N. Dahanukar. 2018. The Identity of Aplocheilus andamanicus (Köhler, 1906) (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes), an endemic Killifish from the Andaman Islands, with Notes on Odontopsis armata van Hasselt. Zootaxa, 4382 (1): pp. .* name andamanicus, as ICZN unavailable o new published diagnosis vs. related valid species (only molecular data), to the contrary to Aphanius iconii [source : Killi-Data]2018-05-15|
* maintained as an unavailable name, synonym of Aplocheilus panchax [ICZN unmet criteria of availability]
Profundulusgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Morcillo, F., C.P. Ornelas-Garcia, L. Alcaraz, W.A. Matamoros & I. Doadrio. 2016. Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolutionary History of the Mesoamerican endemic Freshwater fish family Profundulidae (Cyprinodontiformes: Actinopterygii). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 94, Part A (January 2016): 242-251, 5 figs.* the osteological differences between Profundulus and Tlaloc are not sufficient to warrant distinct generic level [source: Gonzalez, A.A.D., E.P. Diaz, M.B. Soria & E.R. Martinez. 2014. Diferencias osteologicas entre los Subgeneros Profundulus y Tlaloc (Teleostei: Profundulidae). Int. J. Morphol.]
* however, molecular differences are important, even if molecular dating is discussed [source: Ornelas, C.P.G., E.R. Martinez & I. Doadrio. 2015. A new species of killifish of the family Profundulidae from the highlands of the Mixteca region, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad]
2016-11-20|
* full genus with 2 subgenera, Profundulus, Tlaloc [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision not based on latest]
Tlalocgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Morcillo, F., C.P. Ornelas-Garcia, L. Alcaraz, W.A. Matamoros & I. Doadrio. 2016. Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolutionary History of the Mesoamerican endemic Freshwater fish family Profundulidae (Cyprinodontiformes: Actinopterygii). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 94, Part A (January 2016): 242-251, 5 figs.* the osteological differences between Profundulus and Tlaloc are not sufficient to warrant distinct generic level [source: Gonzalez, A.A.D., E.P. Diaz, M.B. Soria & E.R. Martinez. 2014. Diferencias osteologicas entre los Subgeneros Profundulus y Tlaloc (Teleostei: Profundulidae). Int. J. Morphol.]
* however, molecular differences are important, even if molecular dating is discussed [source: Ornelas, C.P.G., E.R. Martinez & I. Doadrio. 2015. A new species of killifish of the family Profundulidae from the highlands of the Mixteca region, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad]
2016-11-20|
* subgenus Profundulus [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision not based on latest]
Simpsonichthysgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, 2010e. Historical Biogeography of cynolebiasine annual Killifishes inferred from Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis. Journ. Biogeography, 37: 1995-2004. * the monophyletism of the genera Simpsonichthys, Spectrolebias, Hypsolebias and also of the flammeus group, as proposed by Costa could not be recovered [source: Ponzetto, J.M., R. Britzke, D.T.B. Nielsen, P.P. Parise-Maltempi & A.L. Alves. 2016. Phylogenetic Relationships of Simpsonichthys subgenera (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae), including a Proposal for a new genus. Zoologica Scripta
* Nematolebias whitei came out as well-supported sister taxa distinct from the otherwise monophyletic genus Simpsonichthys [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2016-03-31|
* full genus with 4 subgenera, Simpsonichthys, Hypsolebias, Ophthalmolebias, Spectrolebias [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Hypsolebiasgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, 2010e. Historical Biogeography of cynolebiasine annual Killifishes inferred from Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis. Journ. Biogeography, 37: 1995-2004. * the monophyletism of the genera Simpsonichthys, Spectrolebias, Hypsolebias and also of the flammeus group, as proposed by Costa could not be recovered [source: Ponzetto, J.M., R. Britzke, D.T.B. Nielsen, P.P. Parise-Maltempi & A.L. Alves. 2016. Phylogenetic Relationships of Simpsonichthys subgenera (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae), including a Proposal for a new genus. Zoologica Scripta
* Nematolebias whitei came out as well-supported sister taxa distinct from the otherwise monophyletic genus Simpsonichthys [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2016-03-31|
* subgenus Simpsonichthys [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Ophthalmolebiasgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, 2010e. Historical Biogeography of cynolebiasine annual Killifishes inferred from Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis. Journ. Biogeography, 37: 1995-2004. * the monophyletism of the genera Simpsonichthys, Spectrolebias, Hypsolebias and also of the flammeus group, as proposed by Costa could not be recovered [source: Ponzetto, J.M., R. Britzke, D.T.B. Nielsen, P.P. Parise-Maltempi & A.L. Alves. 2016. Phylogenetic Relationships of Simpsonichthys subgenera (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae), including a Proposal for a new genus. Zoologica Scripta
* Nematolebias whitei came out as well-supported sister taxa distinct from the otherwise monophyletic genus Simpsonichthys [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2016-03-31|
* subgenus Simpsonichthys [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Spectrolebiasgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, 2010e. Historical Biogeography of cynolebiasine annual Killifishes inferred from Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis. Journ. Biogeography, 37: 1995-2004. * the monophyletism of the genera Simpsonichthys, Spectrolebias, Hypsolebias and also of the flammeus group, as proposed by Costa could not be recovered [source: Ponzetto, J.M., R. Britzke, D.T.B. Nielsen, P.P. Parise-Maltempi & A.L. Alves. 2016. Phylogenetic Relationships of Simpsonichthys subgenera (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae), including a Proposal for a new genus. Zoologica Scripta
* Nematolebias whitei came out as well-supported sister taxa distinct from the otherwise monophyletic genus Simpsonichthys [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2016-03-31|
* subgenus Simpsonichthys [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Rivulusgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2011c. Phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Anablepsoides, Atlantirivulus, Cynodonichthys, Laimosemion and Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 22 (3): 233-249, 1 fig., 1 tab.* the computerized morphological tree of Rivulus, Prorivulus and its named subgenera is very unstable with hitherto unknown relationships (e.g. Melanorivulus, Prorivulus) and that tree is not congruent with Costa's morpho-osteological tree
based upon the larger molecular data set analyzed here [source: Huber, J.H. 2012b. Reappraisal of the Phylogeny of Rivulus and its Allied focused on External Characters. Killi-Data Series]
* the relationship between Laimosemion, Cynodonichthys, Atlantirivulus, Melanorivulus, and Anablepsoides and the placement of the Plesiolebi(at)ini clade of annual killifish remains largely unresolved [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2015-07-01|
* full genus with 6 subgenera, Rivulus, Laimosemion, Cynodonichthys, Atlantirivulus, Melanorivulus, and Anablepsoides [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Laimosemiongeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2011c. Phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Anablepsoides, Atlantirivulus, Cynodonichthys, Laimosemion and Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 22 (3): 233-249, 1 fig., 1 tab.* the computerized morphological tree of Rivulus, Prorivulus and its named subgenera is very unstable with hitherto unknown relationships (e.g. Melanorivulus, Prorivulus) and that tree is not congruent with Costa's morpho-osteological tree
based upon the larger molecular data set analyzed here [source: Huber, J.H. 2012b. Reappraisal of the Phylogeny of Rivulus and its Allied focused on External Characters. Killi-Data Series]
* the relationship between Laimosemion, Cynodonichthys, Atlantirivulus, Melanorivulus, and Anablepsoides and the placement of the Plesiolebi(at)ini clade of annual killifish remains largely unresolved [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2015-07-01|
* subgenus Rivulus [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Cynodonichthysgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2011c. Phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Anablepsoides, Atlantirivulus, Cynodonichthys, Laimosemion and Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 22 (3): 233-249, 1 fig., 1 tab.* the computerized morphological tree of Rivulus, Prorivulus and its named subgenera is very unstable with hitherto unknown relationships (e.g. Melanorivulus, Prorivulus) and that tree is not congruent with Costa's morpho-osteological tree
based upon the larger molecular data set analyzed here [source: Huber, J.H. 2012b. Reappraisal of the Phylogeny of Rivulus and its Allied focused on External Characters. Killi-Data Series]
* the relationship between Laimosemion, Cynodonichthys, Atlantirivulus, Melanorivulus, and Anablepsoides and the placement of the Plesiolebi(at)ini clade of annual killifish remains largely unresolved [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2015-07-01|
* subgenus Rivulus [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Atlantirivulusgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2011c. Phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Anablepsoides, Atlantirivulus, Cynodonichthys, Laimosemion and Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 22 (3): 233-249, 1 fig., 1 tab.* the computerized morphological tree of Rivulus, Prorivulus and its named subgenera is very unstable with hitherto unknown relationships (e.g. Melanorivulus, Prorivulus) and that tree is not congruent with Costa's morpho-osteological tree
based upon the larger molecular data set analyzed here [source: Huber, J.H. 2012b. Reappraisal of the Phylogeny of Rivulus and its Allied focused on External Characters. Killi-Data Series]
* the relationship between Laimosemion, Cynodonichthys, Atlantirivulus, Melanorivulus, and Anablepsoides and the placement of the Plesiolebi(at)ini clade of annual killifish remains largely unresolved [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2015-07-01|
* subgenus Rivulus [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Melanorivulusgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2011c. Phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Anablepsoides, Atlantirivulus, Cynodonichthys, Laimosemion and Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 22 (3): 233-249, 1 fig., 1 tab.* the computerized morphological tree of Rivulus, Prorivulus and its named subgenera is very unstable with hitherto unknown relationships (e.g. Melanorivulus, Prorivulus) and that tree is not congruent with Costa's morpho-osteological tree
based upon the larger molecular data set analyzed here [source: Huber, J.H. 2012b. Reappraisal of the Phylogeny of Rivulus and its Allied focused on External Characters. Killi-Data Series]
* the relationship between Laimosemion, Cynodonichthys, Atlantirivulus, Melanorivulus, and Anablepsoides and the placement of the Plesiolebi(at)ini clade of annual killifish remains largely unresolved [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2015-07-01|
* subgenus Rivulus [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Anablepsoidesgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2011c. Phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Anablepsoides, Atlantirivulus, Cynodonichthys, Laimosemion and Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 22 (3): 233-249, 1 fig., 1 tab.* the computerized morphological tree of Rivulus, Prorivulus and its named subgenera is very unstable with hitherto unknown relationships (e.g. Melanorivulus, Prorivulus) and that tree is not congruent with Costa's morpho-osteological tree
based upon the larger molecular data set analyzed here [source: Huber, J.H. 2012b. Reappraisal of the Phylogeny of Rivulus and its Allied focused on External Characters. Killi-Data Series]
* the relationship between Laimosemion, Cynodonichthys, Atlantirivulus, Melanorivulus, and Anablepsoides and the placement of the Plesiolebi(at)ini clade of annual killifish remains largely unresolved [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]
2015-07-01|
* subgenus Rivulus [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Archiaphyosemiongeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Sonnenberg, R. & E. Busch. 2009. Description of a new genus and two new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a Discussion of the taxonomic Status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941. Zootaxa, 2294: 1-22, 10 figs.* molecularly more parsimonious not to consider Nimbapanchax as a valid genus [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]2015-07-01|
* full genus with 1 subgenus [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Nimbapanchaxgeneric|
* full genus, no subgenus
* Sonnenberg, R. & E. Busch. 2009. Description of a new genus and two new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a Discussion of the taxonomic Status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941. Zootaxa, 2294: 1-22, 10 figs.* molecularly more parsimonious not to consider Nimbapanchax as a valid genus [source: Furness, A.I. 2015. The Evolution of an annual Life Cycle in killifish: Adaptation to ephemeral aquatic environments through embryonic Diapause. Biol. Rev.]2015-07-01|
* subgenus Archiaphyosemion [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
maeseni Arch.specific|
* species in genus Epiplatys
* Sonnenberg, R. & E. Busch. 2009. Description of a new genus and two new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a Discussion of the taxonomic Status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941. Zootaxa, 2294: 1-22, 10 figs.* probable switch or loss of true type in institution [source: Huber, J.H. 2011b. Comments on the Identification of Poll's type of Aphyosemion maeseni by Sonnenberg & Busch, 2009. Killi-Data Series]2015-07-01|
* valid species in genus Archiaphyosemion [contemporary conflicting published evidences, decision based on latest published evidence]
Austrofundulusgeneric|
* valid genus with extended definition (Rachovia included)
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2014c. Phylogeny and evolutionary Radiation in seasonal rachovine killifishes: biogeographical and taxonomical Implications. Vertebrate Zoology, 64 (2) : 177-192, 1 fig. * no new published diagnosis according to proposed new definition (only combined molecular and morphological tree and automatic synonymization based on phylogenetic tree re-arrangement and heterogeneity) [source : Killi-Data]2014-11-30|
* valid genus with maintained definition [ICZN rule of a mandatory diagnosis for a taxon]
Rachoviageneric|
* synonym genus of Austrofundulus
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2014c. Phylogeny and evolutionary Radiation in seasonal rachovine killifishes: biogeographical and taxonomical Implications. Vertebrate Zoology, 64 (2) : 177-192, 1 fig. * only combined molecular and morphological tree and automatic synonymization based on phylogenetic tree re-arrangement and heterogeneity [source : Killi-Data]2014-11-30|
* valid genus with maintained definition [ICZN rule of a mandatory diagnosis for a taxon]
Aphyolebiasgeneric|
* valid genus with extended definition (Moema included)
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2014c. Phylogeny and evolutionary Radiation in seasonal rachovine killifishes: biogeographical and taxonomical Implications. Vertebrate Zoology, 64 (2) : 177-192, 1 fig. * no new published diagnosis according to proposed new definition (only combined molecular and morphological tree and automatic synonymization based on phylogenetic tree re-arrangement and heterogeneity) [source : Killi-Data]2014-11-30|
* valid genus with maintained definition [ICZN rule of a mandatory diagnosis for a taxon]
Moemageneric|
* synonym genus of Aphyolebias
* Costa, W.J.E.M. 2014c. Phylogeny and evolutionary Radiation in seasonal rachovine killifishes: biogeographical and taxonomical Implications. Vertebrate Zoology, 64 (2) : 177-192, 1 fig. * only combined molecular and morphological tree and automatic synonymization based on phylogenetic tree re-arrangement and heterogeneity [source : Killi-Data]2014-11-30|
* valid genus with maintained definition [ICZN rule of a mandatory diagnosis for a taxon]

 

 

 

 

Last update : May 25. 2018