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Comment on “On Gonorynchus, Gonorhynchus, Gonorinchus, Gonorhinchus, and Gonorrhynchus, and some other names of labeonine fishes (Teleostei: Gonorhynchidae and Cyprinidae)” by Kottelat (2016)



Kottelat (2016) noted that ‘Gonorhynchus McClelland, 1838,’ the name used for a South Asian cyprinid genus recognized by Yang et al. (2012) and revised by Ciccotto & Page (2016), does not exist or is a junior homonym of Gonorhynchus Cuvier, 1816. He further noted that Tariqilabeo Mirza & Saboohi, 1990 is the valid genus name for the species recognized in Gonorhynchus by Yang et al. (2012) and by Ciccotto & Page (2016). Kottelat also rejected the placement of Epalzeorhynchus bicornis Wu, 1977 in this genus by Yang et al. (2012), instead placing it in the monotypic Akrokolioplax Zhang & Kottelat, 2006, and questioned the validity of the designation of the neotype of Cyprinus latius Hamilton, 1822 by Ciccotto & Page (2016). While we are in agreement with the validity of Tariqilabeo, we disagree with the use of Akrokolioplax and defend the designation of the neotype for C. latius.



Pisces, Teleostei, Gonorhynchidae, Cyprinidae

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