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Brachyplatystoma

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Pimelodidae

Taxonomy
Brachyplatystoma was named by Bleeker (1862). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Lundberg and Akama (2005).

It was assigned to Pimelodidae by Lundberg (1997) and Lundberg and Akama (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1862Brachyplatystoma Bleeker
1997Brachyplatystoma Lundberg p. 76 fig. 5.6
2005Brachyplatystoma Lundberg and Akama pp. 492-516

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
RankNameAuthor
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
Osteoglossocephalai
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Otomorpha
Ostariophysi(Jordan and Evermann 1896)
Otophysa
superorderCharaciphysae
orderSiluriformes
suborderSiluroidei
familyPimelodidaeEigenmann and Eigenmann 1918
genusBrachyplatystomaBleeker 1862

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