Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Jim Tyler

Research Associate
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. 1962, Stanford University
  • B.S. 1957, George Washington University
Research Interests

Systematics, morphology, and phylogeny of fossil and extant tetradontiforms, zeiforms, and acanthuroid fishes; behavioral ecology of chaenopsid blennies.

Publications
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Hilton, Eric J., and Bemis, William E. 2021. "Overview of the Anatomy of Ocean Sunfishes (Molidae: Tetraodontiformes)." In The Ocean Sunfishes: Evolution, Biology, and Conservation. Thys, Tierney M., Hays, Graeme C., and Houghton, Jonathan D. R., editors. Boca Raton: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429343360-4.
  • Policarpo, Maxime, Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Metcalfe, Cushla J., Laurenti, Patrick, Sandoz, Jean-Christophe, Rétaux, Sylvie, and Casane, Didier. 2021. "Evolutionary Dynamics of the OR Gene Repertoire in Teleost Fishes: Evidence of an Association with Changes in Olfactory Epithelium Shape." Molecular biology and evolution, https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab145.
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Psomadakis, Peter N., Ferris, Lauren Newell, and Kumar, Appukuttannair Biju. 2020. "Review of the Indian Ocean spikefish genus Mephisto (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae)." Zootaxa, 82–98. 4802, (1), Auckland, New Zealand: Magnolia Press. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4802.1.5.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F., Carnevale, Giorgio, and Tyler, James C. 2019. "Acronuroides eocaenicus gen. et sp. nov, a new percomorph fish from the Eocene of Italy." In Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca. 29–37. 19 in Miscellanea Paleontologica 16 .
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., and Arcila, Dahiana. 2019. "Life history, distribution and molecular phylogenetics of the Upward-Mouth Spikefish Atrophacanthus japonicus (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae)." Journal of fish biology, 578–584. 94, (4), HOBOKEN; 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13923.
  • Carnevale, Giorgio and Tyler, James C. 2018. "The caudal skeleton of Arambourgthurus scombrurus (Arambourg, 1967), a Paleogene oceanic surgeonfish." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 101–110. 131, (1), LAWRENCE; 810 E 10TH ST, LAWRENCE, KS 66044 USA: ALLEN PRESS INC. https://doi.org/10.2988/17-00023.
  • Arcila, Dahiana and Tyler, James C. 2017. "Mass extinction in tetraodontiform fishes linked to the Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 20171771. 284, (1866), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1771.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F., Tyler, James C., Arcila, Dahiana, and Carnevale, Giorgio. 2017. "A new family of gymnodont fish (Tetraodontiformes) from the earliest Eocene of the Peri-Tethys (Kabardino-Balkaria, northern Caucasus, Russia)." Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 129–146. 15, (2), Abingdon, Oxon, England: Taylor & Francis LTD. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2016.1149115.
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Bemis, William E., Kumar, Kishor, Rana, Rajendra Singh, and Smith, Thierry. 2017. "A gymnodont fish jaw with remarkable molariform teeth from the early Eocene of Gujarat, India (Teleostei, Tetraodontiformes)." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 37, (6), Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2017.1369422.
  • Close, Roger A., Johanson, Zerina, Tyler, James C., Harrington, Richard C., and Friedman, Matt. 2016. "Mosaicism in a new Eocene pufferfish highlights rapid morphological innovation near the origin of crown tetraodontiforms." Palaeontology, 499–514. 59, (4), https://doi.org/10.1111/pala.12245.
  • Marramà, Giuseppe, Bannikov, Alexandre F., Tyler, James C., Zorzin, Roberto, and Carnevale, Giorgio. 2016. "Controlled excavations in the Pesciara and Monte Postale sites provide new insights about the palaeoecology and taphonomy of the fish assemblages of the Eocene Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy." Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology, 228–245. 454, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.04.021.
  • Arcila, Dahiana, Pyron, R. Alexandar, Tyler, James C., Ortí, Guillermo, and Betancur-R., Ricardo. 2015. "An evaluation of fossil tip-dating versus node-age calibrations in tetraodontiform fishes (Teleostei: Percomorphaceae)." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 131–145. 82, (A), Orlando, Florida;Amsterdam: Academic Press; Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.011.
  • Carnevale, Giorgio and Tyler, James C. 2015. "A new pufferfish (Teleostei, Tetraodontidae) from the Middle Miocene of St. Margarethen, Austria." Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 435–447. 89, (3), Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-014-0243-3.
  • Carnevale, G., Bannikov, Alexandre F., Marramà, G., Tyler, James C., and Zorzin., R. 2014. "The Bolca Fossil-Lagerstätte: A window into the Eocene World. 5. The Pesciara- Monte Postale Fossil-Lagerstätte: 2. Fishes and other vertebrates. Excursion guide." Rendiconti della Società Paleontologica Italiana, i–xxvii. 4, (1),
  • Tyler, James C., Johnson, G. David, Jawad, Laith, and Brothers, Edward B. 2014. "A developmentally “tail-less” adult cowfish, Lactoria cornuta, from Oman (Ostraciidae, Tetraodontiformes)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 311–322. 127, (2), Washington, DC: Biological Society of Washington. https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-127.2.311.
  • Tyler, James C., Collette, Bruce B., and Broughton, Elisabeth A. 2013. "Northern Range Extension to Georges Bank for Hollardia hollardi (Reticulate Spikefish) (Triacanthodidae, Tetraodontiformes)." Northeastern Naturalist, N33–N36. 20, (4), Steuben; PO Box 9, Steuben, ME 04680-0009 USA: Humboldt Field Research Institute. https://doi.org/10.1656/045.020.0421.
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2011. "A new species of Aulorhamphus fish from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Aulorhamphidae, basal Gasterosteiformes)." In Miscellanea Paleontologica. 37–45. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. 10 in Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca .
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2011. "New specimen of rare fossil triacanthid fish genus Protacanthodes from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Triacanthidae, Tetraodontiformes)." In Miscellanea Paleontologica. 29–35. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. 10 in Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca .
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2011. "New genus and species of aulorhamphid fish (Aulorhamphidae, basal Gasterosteiformes) from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, with a unique first-dorsal-fin pterygiophore placement." In Miscellanea Paleontologica. 57–65. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. 10 in Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca .
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2011. "An informative new specimen of the fish Veronarhamphus canossae from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Aulorhamphidae, basal Gasterosteiformes)." In Miscellanea Paleontologica. 47–55. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. 10 in Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca .
  • Tyler, James C. and Micklich, Norbert R. 2011. "A new genus and species of surgeon fish (Perciformes, Acanthuridae) from the Oligocene of Kanton Glarus, Switzerland." Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, 203–216. 130, (2), https://doi.org/10.1007/s13358-011-0016-5.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F., Tyler, James C., and Sorbini, C. 2010. "Two new taxa of Eocene rabbitfishes (Perciformes, Siganidae) from the North Caucasus (Russia), with redescription of Acanthopygaeus agassizi (Eastman) from Monte Bolca (Italy) and a phylogenetic analysis of the family." Bollettino del Museo civico di storia naturale di Verona: Geologia, Paleontologia, Preistoria, 3–21. 34,
  • Carnevale, Giorgio and Tyler, James C. 2010. "Review of the fossil pufferfish genus Archaeotetraodon (Teleostei, Tetraodontidae), with description of three new taxa from the Miocene of Italy." Geobios, 283–304. 43, (3), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2009.10.005.
  • Micklich, Norbert Richard, Tyler, James C., Johnson, G. David, Swidnicka, Ewa, and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2009. "First fossil records of the tholichthys larval stage of butterfly fishes (Perciformes, Chaetodontidae), from the Oligocene of Europe." Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 479–497. 83, (4), Heidelberg; Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-009-0031-7.
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2009. "Phylogenetic implications of the some cranial features of the porcupine pufferfish Pshekhadiodon (Tetraodontiformes, Diodontidae) from the Eocene of the Northern Caucasus." Journal of Ichthyology, 703–709. 49, (9), https://doi.org/10.1134/S003294520909001X.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 2008. "A new species of the pufferfish Eotetraodon (Tetraodontiformes, Tetraodontidae) from the Eocene of the Northern Caucasus." Paleontological Journal, 526–530. 42, (5), NEW YORK; 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013-1578 USA: MAIK NAUKA/INTERPERIODICA/SPRINGER. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0031030108050080.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 2008. "A new genus and species of triggerfish from the Middle Eocene of the Northern Caucasus, the earliest member of the Balistidae (Tetraodontiformes)." Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 615–620. 42, (6), https://doi.org/10.1134/S0031030108060075.
  • Nolf, Dirk and Tyler, James C. 2007. "Otolith evidence concerning interrelationships of caproid, zeiform and tetraodontiform fishes." Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Biologie, 147–189. 76,
  • Tyler, James C. and Holcroft, N. 2007. Tetraodontiformes. Triggerfishes, boxfishes, puffers (fugu), molas and allies.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 2006. "A new species of the genus Aulorhamphus (Gasterosteiformes : Aulorhamphidae) from the Eocene of the Caucasus in southwestern Russia." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 143–149. 119, (1), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560 USA: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON. https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X(2006)119[143:ANSOTG]2.0.CO.
  • Santini, F., Tyler, James C., Bannikov, Alexandre F., and Baciu, D. S. 2006. "A phylogeny of extant and fossil buckler dory fishes, family Zeidae (Zeiformes, Acanthomorpha)." Cybium, 99–107. 30, (2), PARIS; MUSEUM NATL D HISTOIRE NATURELLE, 43 RUE CUVIER, 75231 PARIS, FRANCE: SOC FRANCAISE D ICHTYOLOGIE.
  • Tyler, James C., Mirzaie, Majid, and Nazemi, Alireza. 2006. "New genus and species of basal tetraodontoid puffer fish from the Oligocene of Iran, related to the Zignoichthyidae (Tetraodontiformes)." Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Geologia Paleontologia Preistoria, 49–58. 30,
  • Baciu, Dorin-Sorin, Bannikov, Alexandre F., and Tyler, James C. 2005. "Revision of the fossil fishes of the family Caproidae (Acanthomorpha)." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 7–74. 11,
  • Baciu, Dorin-Sorin, Bannikov, Alexandre F., and Tyler, James C. 2005. "Revision of the fossil fishes of the family Zeidae (Zeiformes)." Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Geologia Paleontologia Preistoria, 95–128. 29,
  • Tyler, James C. 2005. "A new genus for the surgeon fish Acanthurus gaudryi De Zigno 1887 from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, a morphologically primitive basal taxon of Acanthuridae (Acanthuroidea, Perciformes)." In Miscellanea Paleontologica. 149–163. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. 8 in Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca .
  • Tyler, James C. 2005. "Redescription and basal phylogenetic placement of the acanthurid surgeon fish Gazolaichthys vestenanovae from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Perciformes; Acanthuroidea)." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 97–117. 11,
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2005. "Massalongius, gen. & fam. nov., a new clade of acanthuroid fishes (Perciformes, Acanthuroidea) from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, related to the Zanclidae." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 75–95. 11,
  • Tyler, James C. and Santini, F. 2005. "A phylogeny of the fossil and extant zeiform-like fishes, Upper Cretaceous to Recent, with comments on the putative zeomorph clade (Acanthomorpha)." Zoologica Scripta, 157–175. 34, (2), OXFORD; 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DG, OXON, ENGLAND: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2005.00180.x.
  • Santini, F. and Tyler, James C. 2004. "The importance of even highly incomplete fossil taxa in reconstructing the phylogenetic relationships of the Tetraodontiformes (Acanthomorpha : Pisces)." Integrative and Comparative Biology, 349–357. 44, (5), MCLEAN; 1313 DOLLEY MADISON BLVD, NO 402, MCLEAN, VA 22101 USA: SOC INTEGRATIVE COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY.
  • Sorbini, Chiara and Tyler, James C. 2004. "Review of the fossil file fishes of the family Monacanthidae (Tetraodontiformes), Pliocene and Pleistocene of Europe, with a new genus, Frigocanthus, and two new species related to the Recent Aluterus." Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Geologia Paleontologia Preistoria, 41–76. 26,
  • Tyler, James C. 2004. "Review of the species of the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, fish family Aulorhamphidae, new, related to Gasterosteiformes." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 37–54. 10,
  • Tyler, James C. 2004. "Review of the species of the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, fish family Aulorhamphidae, new, related to Gasterosteiformes." In Miscellanea Paleontologica. 37–54. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. 7 in Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca .
  • Tyler, James C. and Hastings, Philip. 2004. "Emblemariopsis dianae, a new species of chaenopsid fish from the western Caribbean off Belize (Blennioidei)." Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 49–60. 8, (2),
  • Clarke, R. D. and Tyler, James C. 2003. "Differential space utilization by male and female spinyhead blennies, Acanthemblemaria spinosa (Teleostei : Chaenopsidae)." Copeia, 241–247. (2), CHARLESTON; UNIV CHARLESTON, GRICE MARINE LABORATORY, 205 FORT JOHNSON RD, CHARLESTON, SC 29412 USA: AMER SOC ICHTHYOLOGISTS HERPETOLOGISTS.
  • Santini, F. and Tyler, James C. 2003. "A phylogeny of the families of fossil and extant tetraodontiform fishes (Acanthomorpha, Tetraodontiformes), Upper Cretaceous to recent." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 565–617. 139, (4), OXFORD; 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DG, OXON, ENGLAND: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD.
  • Smith, C. Lavett, Tyler, James C., Davis, William P., Jones, Robert S., Smith, David G., and Baldwin, Carole C. 2003. "Fishes of the Pelican Cays, Belize." Atoll Research Bulletin, 1–88. 497, (Atoll Research Bulletin) https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.497.1.
  • Tyler, James C., O'Toole, Bruce, and Winterbottom, Richard. 2003. Phylogeny of the genera and families of Zeiform fishes, with comments on their relationships with tetraodontiforms and caproids. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.618.
  • Williams, Jeffrey T. and Tyler, James C. 2003. Revision of the Western Atlantic clingfishes of the genus Tomicodon (Gobiesocidae), with descriptions of five new species. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.621.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 2002. "A new genus and species of rabbitfish (Acanthuroidei; Siganidae) from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy." In Miscellanea Paleontologica. 37–45. Verona, Italy: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. 6 in Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca .
  • Santini, F. and Tyler, James C. 2002. "Phylogeny and biogeography of the extant species of triplespine fishes (Triacanthidae, Tetraodontiformes)." Zoologica Scripta, 321–330. 31, (4), OXFORD; 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DG, OXON, ENGLAND: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD.
  • Santini, Francesco and Tyler, James C. 2002. "Phylogeny of the ocean sunfishes (Molidae, Tetraodontiformes), a highly derived group of teleost fishes." Italian Journal of zoology, 37–43. 69, (1),
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2002. "A new genus and species of deep-bodied perciform fish (Teleostei) from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, representing a new family, the Zorzinichthyidae, related to the caproid- and sorbinipercid-like clades." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 23–35. 9,
  • Tyler, James C. and Santini, Francesco. 2002. "Review and reconstructions of the Tetraodontiform fishes from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy, with comments on related Tertiary taxa." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 47–119. 9,
  • Baciu, D. S. and Tyler, James C. 2001. "Cephalacanthus trispinosus Ciobanu 1977 from the Oligocene of Romania, a valid species of the triplespine genus Acanthopleurus (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthidae)." Revue Roumain de Géologie, Géophysique et Géographie, 53–64. 45,
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 2001. "A new species of the luvarid fish genus Avitoluvarus (Acanthuroidei : Perciformes) from the Eocene of the Caucasus in southwest Russia." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 579–588. 114, (3), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560 USA: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON.
  • Sorbini, Chiara and Tyler, James C. 2001. "Review of the fossil filefishes of the family Monacanthidae (Tetraodontiformes), from the Pliocene of Italy." , 56.
  • Tyler, James C. and Santini, Francesco. 2001. "A new species of triacanthid fish of the genus Protacanthodes from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Tetraodontiformes)." Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Geologia Paleontologia Preistoria, 3–9. 25,
  • Tyler, James C. 2000. "Arambourgthurus, a new genus of hypurostegic surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) from the Oligocene of Iran, with a phylogeny of the Nasinae." Geodiversitas, 525–537. 22, (4),
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 2000. "A new species of the surgeon fish genus Tauichthys from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy (Perciformes, Acanthuridae)." Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Geologia Paleontologia Preistoria, 29–36. 24,
  • Tyler, James C., Bronzi, Patrizio, and Ghiandoni, Alberto. 2000. "The Cretaceous fishes of Nardo 11o. A new genus and species of Zeiformes, Cretazeus rinaldii, the earliest record for the order." Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Geologia Paleontologia Preistoria, 11–27. 24,
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 1999. "Sorbinicapros, a new second taxon of the caproid-related fish family Sorbinipercidae, from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 129–142. 8,
  • Tyler, James C. 1999. "A new genus and species of surgeon fish (Acanthuridae) with a unique dorsal-fin pterygiophore arrangement from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 246–256. 8,
  • Tyler, James C. 1999. "A new genus and species of surgeon fish (Acanthuridae) with four dorsal-fin spines from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy." Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, 257–268. 8,
  • Tyler, James C. and Sorbini, Chiara. 1999. "Phylogeny of the fossil and recent genera of fishes of the family Scatophagidae (Squamipinnes)." Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, 353–393. 23,
  • Tyler, James C. and Tyler, Diane M. 1999. Natural history of the sea fan blenny, Emblemariopsis pricei (Teleostei:Chaenopsidae), in the western Caribbean. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.601.
  • Tyler, James C. and Tyler, Dianne. 1999. Natural history of the sea fan blenny, Emblemariopsis pricei (Teleostei: Chaenopsidae), in the western Caribbean.
  • Tyler, James C. and Winterbottom, Richard. 1999. "A review of the morphology and relationships of the Oligocene spikefish genera Acanthopleurus Agassiz 1844 and Cryptobalistes Tyler 1968 (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthidae)." Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 351–367. 73, (3/4),
  • Smith, C. L., Tyler, James C., Andreyko, H., and Tyler, D. M. 1998. "Behavioral ecology of the sailfin blenny, Emblemaria pandionis (Pisces: Chaenopsidae), in the Caribbean off Belize." American Museum Novitates, 1–40. 3232,
  • Sorbini, Lorenzo and Tyler, James C. 1998. "A new species of the Eocene surgeon fish genus Pesciarichthys from Monte Bolca, Italy (Acanthuridae), with comments on caudal peduncle armature and supraneurals in acanthurids." Studi e ricerche sui giacimenti terziari di Bolca., 21–34. 7,
  • Tyler, James C. 1998. "A new family for a long known but undescribed acanthopterygian fish from the Eocene of Monte Bolca, Italy: Sorbiniperca scheuchzeri gen. & sp. nov." Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 521–540. 91, (3), BASEL; VIADUKSTRASSE 40-44, PO BOX 133, CH-4010 BASEL, SWITZERLAND: BIRKHAUSER VERLAG AG.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 1997. "First discovery of a porcupinefish (Tetraodontiformes) in the Eocene of the North Caucasus." Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 81–85. (6), MOSCOW; 39 DIMITROVA UL., 113095 MOSCOW, RUSSIA: MEZHDUNARODNAYA KNIGA.
  • Gilbert, C. R. and Tyler, James C. 1997. "Apogon robbyi, a new cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the Caribbean sea." Bulletin of Marine Science, 764–781. 60, (3), MIAMI; 4600 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, MIAMI, FL 33149: ROSENSTIEL SCH MAR ATMOS SCI.
  • Tyler, D. M. and Tyler, James C. 1997. "A new species of chaenopsid fish, Emblemariopsis ruetzleri, from the western Caribbean off Belize (Blennioidei) with notes on its life history." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 24–38. 110, (1), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON.
  • Tyler, James C. 1997. "New species of Paratriacanthodes spikefish (Triacanthodidae: Tetraodontiformes) from the South China Sea." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 310–313. 110, (2), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON.
  • Tyler, James C. 1997. "The Miocene fish Marosichthys, a putative tetraodontiform, actually a perciform surgeon fish (Acanthuridae) related to the recent Naso." Beaufortia, 1–10. 47, (1),
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 1997. Relationships of the fossil and recent genera of rabbitfishes (Acanthuroidei: Siganidae). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810266.84.1.
  • Tyler, James C. and Feller, Ilka C. 1996. "Caribbean marine occurrence in mangroves of a typically fresh-water synbranchiform fish." Gulf of Mexico Science, 26–30. 14, (1),
  • Tyler, James C. and Sorbini, Lorenzo. 1996. New Superfamily and Three New Families of Tetraodontiform Fishes from the Upper Cretaceous: The Earliest and Most Morphologically Primitive Plectognaths. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810266.82.1.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 1995. Phylogenetic Revision of the Fish Families Luvaridae and †Kushlukiidae (Acanthuroidei), with a New Genus and Two New Species of Eocene Luvarids. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810266.81.1.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 1994. "Revision of the Eocene fish family Exelliidae (Perciformes)." Paleontologitchesky Journal, 103–113. 1994, (3),
  • Matsuura, K. and Tyler, James C. 1994. "Triggerfishes and their allies." In Encyclopedia of Fishes. Paxton, John R. and Eschmeyer, W. N., editors. 229–233. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 1994. "A New Genus of Fossil Pufferfish (Tetraodontidae, Tetraodontiformes) Based on a New Species from the Oligocene of Russia and a Referred Species from the Miocene of Ukraine." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 97–108. 107, (1), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON.
  • Tyler, James C. and Luckhurst, B. E. 1994. "Unusual features of the colonies of the common western Atlantic garden eel (Heterocongrinae), with a new record for Bermuda." Northeast Gulf Science, 89–100. 13, (2),
  • Tyler, James C., Jerzmanska, Anna, Bannikov, Alexandre F., and Swidnicki, Jacek. 1993. Two New Genera and Species of Oligocene Spikefishes (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae), the First Fossils of the Hollardiinae and Triacanthodinae. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810266.75.1.
  • Tyler, James C., Johnson, G. David, Brothers, Edward B., Tyler, Diane M., and Smith, C. Lavett. 1993. "Comparative Early Life Histories of Western Atlantic Squirrelfishes (Holocentridae) - Age and Settlement of Rhynchichthys, Meeki, and Juvenile Stages." Bulletin of Marine Science, 1126–1150. 53, (3), MIAMI; 4600 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, MIAMI, FL 33149: ROSENSTIEL SCH MAR ATMOS SCI.
  • Bannikov, Alexandre F. and Tyler, James C. 1992. "Caprovesposus from the Oligocene of Russia - the Pelagic Acronurus Presettlement Stage of a Surgeonfish (Teleostei, Acanthuridae)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 810–820. 105, (4), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON.
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 1992. Remarkable New Genus of Tetraodontiform Fish with Features of Both Balistids and Ostraciids from the Eocene of Turkmenistan. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810266.72.1.
  • Tyler, James C. and Bannikov, Alexandre F. 1992. "New Genus of Primitive Ocean Sunfish with Separate Premaxillae from the Eocene of Southwest Russia (Molidae, Tetraodontiformes)." Copeia, 1014–1023. (4), CARBONDALE; SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV, DEPT ZOOLOGY, CARBONDALE, IL 62901-6501: AMER SOC ICHTHYOLOGISTS HERPETOLOGISTS BUSINESS OFFICE.
  • Tyler, James C. and Gilmore, R. G. 1992. "Deepwater Populations of the Western Atlantic Pearlfish Carapus bermudensis (Ophidiiformes: Carapidae)." Bulletin of Marine Science, 218–223. (2),
  • Tyler, James C., Purdy, Robert W., and Oliver, K. H. 1992. "A New Species of Sphoeroides Pufferfish (Teleostei, Tetraodontidae) with Extensive Hyperostosis from the Pliocene of North-Carolina." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 462–482. 105, (3), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON.
  • Tyler, James C., Robins, C. R., Smith, C. L., and Gilmore, R. G. 1992. "Deep-Water Populations of the Western Atlantic Pearlfish Carapus-Bermudensis (Ophidiiformes, Carapidae)." Bulletin of Marine Science, 218–223. 51, (2), MIAMI; 4600 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, MIAMI, FL 33149: ROSENSTIEL SCH MAR ATMOS SCI.
  • Tyler, James C. and Gregorova, Ruzena. 1991. New Genus and Species of Boxfish (Tetraodontiformes: Ostraciidae) from the Oligocene of Moravia, the Second Fossil Representative of the Family. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810266.71.1.
  • Tyler, James C. and Patterson, C. 1991. "The Skull of the Eocene Triodon-Antiquus (Triodontidae, Tetraodontiformes) - Similar to that of the Recent Threetooth Pufferfish T-Macropterus." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 878–891. 104, (4), WASHINGTON; NAT MUSEUM NAT HIST SMITHSONIAN INST, WASHINGTON, DC 20560: BIOL SOC WASHINGTON.
  • Tyler, James C., Johnson, G. David, Nakamura, I., and Collette, Bruce B. 1989. Morphology of Luvarus imperialis (Luvaridae) with a phylogenetic analysis of the Acanthuroidei (Pisces). https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.485.
  • Smith, C. L., Tyler, James C., and Stillman, L. 1987. "Inshore Ichthyoplankton - a Distinctive Assemblage." Bulletin of Marine Science, 432–440. 41, (2), MIAMI; 4600 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, MIAMI, FL 33149: ROSENSTIEL SCH MAR ATMOS SCI.
  • Su, J. and Tyler, James C. 1986. "Diagnoses of Arothron nigropunctatus and A. meleagris, Two Extremely Polychromatic Indo-Pacific Pufferfishes (Pisces: Tetraodontidae)." Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 14–32. 138, (1), Academy of Natural Sciences.
  • Tyler, James C. 1986. "Triacanthodidae." In Smith's Sea Fishes. Smith, M. M. and Heemstra, P. C., editors. 887–890. South Africa: Macmillan.
  • Tyler, James C., Su, J., and Hardy, G. S. 1986. "A New Generic Name for Anchisomus multistriatus Richardson 1854 (Tetraodontidae), with Notes on its Toxicity and Pufferfish Biting Behavior." Records Western Australian Museum, 101–120. 13, (1),

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