Re: NANFA-L-- RE: Catfish taxonomy

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:30:28 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 wrote:

> Sorry one more thing, should "Family" be capitalized? (ex. Family
> Ampullaridae)

Family is not capitalized. Fish common names are now capitalized by ASIH
when published in Copeia. But, I don't think anyone else does this yet.

The easiest way to get taxonomic information is to either look at and search for the genus you are interested in, or look
at the online North American taxon lists such as Chris' list on the nanfa
page or the Texas Natural History Collection lists and/or the Tree of Life
pages for deeper classification information beyond family. The other
thing to do is a google search on the genus name. That way you'll find
the information you need very quickly.

Peter Unmack
Canadian River, Oklahoma
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