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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Carl Hansen
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bar James Tyler
    James C. Tyler
    Senior Scientist Emeritus

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Full Curriculum Vitae


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

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

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

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

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., 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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