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Please format your submission as closely as possible to the information below. Technical editing for format will only occur once an article is accepted for publication, at which point the author will be asked to make all necessary formatting changes.

Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word with the figures uploaded separately as “supplementary files”; alternately, the corresponding author may upload a pdf containing both the text and figures, and only upload separate files when the manuscript is accepted.


The manuscript should be organized as follows: 

Title in lower case except for first word and proper nouns: do not include any new scientific names in the title but taxonomic hierarchy is useful.

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Abstract – give a concise (maximum 250 words) but informative abstract detailing the results of the paper 


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Subdivision  TELEOSTEI Muller, 1845

Sept ACANTHOMORPHA (sensu Johnson and Patterson 1993)

Order incertae sedis

Superfamily AIPICHTHYOIDEA Otero & Gayet, 1996

Genus species nov.





TELEOSTEI Muller, 1845

ACANTHOMORPHA (sensu Johnson and Patterson 1993)

AIPICHTHYOIDEA Otero & Gayet, 1996

Genus species nov.


            Holotype: ROM 23456

            Type Locality: back of beyond

            Etymology: Named for our friend

            Diagnosis: differential diagnoses are preferred.




Journal article:

Miya, M., T.P. Satoh and M. Nishida. 2005. The phylogenetic position of toadfishes (order Batrachoidiformes) in the higher ray-finned fish as inferred from partitioned Bayesian analysis of 102 whole mitochondrial genome sequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 85:289–306.



Nelson, J.S. 2006. Fishes of the World. Fourth Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey. 601 pp.


Article in an edited volume:

Wilson, M.V.H. and A.M. Murray. 1996. Early Cenomanian acanthomorph teleost in the Cretaceous Fish Scale Zone, Albian/Cenomanian boundary, Alberta, Canada. In G. Arratia and G. Viohl (eds.): Mesozoic Fishes – Systematics and Paleoecology; pages 369–382. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Munich, Germany.



Smith, J.P. 2000. Vertebrates of the Smith Formation and Associated Invertebrate Fauna. MSc thesis, Little Known University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 209 pp.





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