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Division of Fishes

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    James C. Tyler
    Senior Scientist Emeritus

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Full Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. 1962, Stanford University
B.S. 1957, George Washington University

Research Interests

Systematics, morphology, and phylogeny of fossil and extant tetradontiforms, zeiforms, and acanthuroid fishes; behavioral ecology of chaenopsid blennies.

Recent Publications

Marramà, Giuseppe, Bannikov, Alexandre F., Tyler, James C., Zorzin, Roberto and Carnevale, Giorgio 2016. Controlled excavations in the Pesciara and Monte Postale sites provide new insights about the palaeoecology and taphonomy of the fish assemblages of the Eocene Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.04.021

Arcila, Dahiana, Alexander Pyron, R., Tyler, James C., Ortí, Guillermo and Betancur-R., Ricardo 2015. An evaluation of fossil tip-dating versus node-age calibrations in tetraodontiform fishes (Teleostei: Percomorphaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 82(A): 131-145. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.011

Carnevale, Giorgio and Tyler, James C. 2015. A new pufferfish (Teleostei, Tetraodontidae) from the Middle Miocene of St. Margarethen, Austria. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 89(3): 435-447. doi:10.1007/s12542-014-0243-3

Carnevale, G., Bannikov, A. F., Marramà, G., Tyler, James C. and Zorzin., R. 2014. The Bolca Fossil-Lagerstätte: A window into the Eocene World. 5. The Pesciara- Monte Postale Fossil-Lagerstätte: 2. Fishes and other vertebrates. Excursion guide. Rendiconti della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 4(1): i-xxvii.

Tyler, James C., Johnson, G. David, Jawad, Laith and Brothers, Edward B. 2014. A developmentally "tail-less" adult cowfish, Lactoria cornuta, from Oman (Ostraciidae, Tetraodontiformes). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 127(2): 311-322. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-127.2.311

Tyler, James C., Collette, Bruce B. and Broughton, Elisabeth A. 2013. Northern Range Extension to Georges Bank for Hollardia hollardi (Reticulate Spikefish) (Triacanthodidae, Tetraodontiformes). Northeastern Naturalist, 20(4): N33-N36. doi:10.1656/045.020.0421

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