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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Barracuda
Carl Hansen
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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

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

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 Pt A: 131-145. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.011

Carnevale, Giorgio and Tyler, James C. 2014. A new pufferfish (Teleostei, Tetraodontidae) from the Middle Miocene of St. Margarethen, Austria. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, : 1-13. doi:10.1007/s12542-014-0243-3

Tyler, James C., Johnson, G. D., 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

Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, A. F. 2011. New specimen of rare fossil triacanthid fish genus Protacanthodes from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Triacanthidae, Tetraodontiformes). In: Miscellanea Paleontologica. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona,(Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca) pp.29-35.

Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, A. F. 2011. A new species of Aulorhamphus fish from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Aulorhamphidae, basal Gasterosteiformes). In: Miscellanea Paleontologica. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona,(Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca) pp.37-45.

Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, A. F. 2011. An informative new specimen of the fish Veronarhamphus canossae from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Aulorhamphidae, basal Gasterosteiformes). In: Miscellanea Paleontologica. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona,(Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca) pp.47-55.

Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, A. F. 2011. New genus and species of aulorhamphid fish (Aulorhamphidae, basal Gasterosteiformes) from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, with a unique first-dorsal-fin pterygiophore placement. In: Miscellanea Paleontologica. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona,(Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca) pp.57-65.

Tyler, James C. and Micklich, Norbert R. 2011. A new genus and species of surgeon fish (Perciformes, Acanthuridae) from the Oligocene of Kanton Glarus, Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, 130(2): 203-216. doi:10.1007/s13358-011-0016-5

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