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Arius

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Ariidae

Taxonomy
Arius was named by Cuvier and Valenciennes (1840) [Sepkoski's age data: K Maes-l R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Otolithus (Arius) by Cvancara and Hoganson (1993).

It was assigned to Siluridae by Leriche (1942); to Otolithus by Cvancara and Hoganson (1993); to Siluriformes by Sepkoski (2002); and to Ariidae by White (1926), Sahni and Mishra (1975), Nolf and Steurbaut (1983), Weems (1999) and Schwarzhans and Bratischko (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Arius Cuvier and Valenciennes
1926Arius White p. 54
1942Arius Leriche p. 91
1975Arius Sahni and Mishra p. 11
1983Arius Nolf and Steurbaut p. 150
1993Otolithus (Arius) Cvancara and Hoganson p. 15
1999Arius Weems p. 60
2002Arius Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Arius Schwarzhans and Bratischko p. 87

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
RankNameAuthor
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Otomorpha
Ostariophysi(Jordan and Evermann 1896)
Otophysa
superorderCharaciphysae
orderSiluriformes
suborderSiluroidei
familyAriidaeBerg 1958
genusAriusCuvier and Valenciennes 1840

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available