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Neoscopelinae

Actinopteri - Myctophiformes - Neoscopelidae

Taxonomy
Neoscopelinae was named by Parr (1928).

It was assigned to Neoscopelidae by Prokofiev (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1928Neoscopelinae Parr
2006Neoscopelinae Prokofiev p. S53

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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
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Myctophata
orderMyctophiformesRegan 1911
familyNeoscopelidae
subfamilyNeoscopelinaeParr 1928
subfamilyNeoscopelinaeParr 1928

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. M. Prokofiev 2006Body constitution gracile. Snout moder- ate, not less than 1/4 oh head length, orbit small or mod- erately large; ascending and articular processes of prae- maxillare often fused, rarely completely separated (Beckerophotus); one supramaxillare, hyomandibulare subvertical or oblique, horizontal branch of praeoper- culum reduced, suboperculum at least two times less deep than operculum, branchiostegal rays do not over- lap with pelvic girdle bones. Pelvic bones do not reach cleithrum. Vertebral number 29–35 (most often 30–32), intermuscular bones developed in the trunk region and the anterior part of the caudal region, three elongated epuralia in the caudal skeleton. Anal fin begins behind the end of the dorsal fin; anterior rays of the dorsal fin not elongated; no fulcral scales at the base of the caudal fin. Photophores present (Beckerophotus, Neoscopelus) or absent (Scopelengys, Solivomer).