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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report
|CAAB Code:||37 467015|
Chelonodontops patoca (Hamilton, 1822)
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|Taxon Notes:||Kottelat et al 2013 noted that Chelonodontops patoca has long been placed in Chelonodon, but the type species of Chelonodon is Tetraodon cutcutia. Tyler (1980: 336) had placed T. patoca in the same genus as T. fluviatilis and related species, which he called Chelonodon. The oldest available name for a genus including T. fluviatilis is Dichotomyctere. However, T. patoca has rarely been treated as congeneric with T. fluviatilis. It is treated as belonging to a distinct genus, for which the only available name is Chelonodontops. Recent molecular analyses are congruent with this conclusion (Igarashi et al., 2013). Matsuura (2015) also agreed with this placement.|