Richard L. Mayden

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Richard Lee Mayden

  • Department of Biology, 3507 Laclede Ave, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 63103 USA.
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  • Mayden, R.L. 1989. Phylogenetic studies of North American minnows, with emphasis on the genus Cyprinella (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, 80: 1–189. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Mayden, R.L., Burr, B.M., Page, L.M. & Miller, R.R. 1992. The native freshwater fishes of North America. Pp. 827–863 (Chapter 29) in: Mayden, R.L. (Ed.): Systematics, Historical Ecology, & North American Freshwater Fishes. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. Zitatseite 


  • Kuhajda, B.R. & Mayden, R.L. 1995. Discovery of a new species of snubnose darter (Percidae, Etheostoma) endemic to the Cumberland Plateau in Alabama [abstract]. Association of Southeastern Biologists Bulletin, 42: 111–112. Zitatseite 




  • Boschung, H.T. & Mayden, R.L. 2004. Fishes of Alabama. Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C. xviii + 736 pp. Zitatseite 


  • George, A.L., Neely, D.A. & Mayden, R.L. 2006. Conservation genetics of an imperiled riverine fish from eastern North America, the blotchside logperch, Percina burtoni (Teleostei: Percidae). Copeia, 2006: 585–594. Zitatseite 
  • Tang, Q., Liu, H.-Z., Mayden, R.L. & Xiong, B. 2006. Comparison of evolutionary rates in the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene and control region and their implications for phylogeny of the Cobitoidea (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39: 347–357. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Chen, W.-J. & Mayden, R.L. 2009. Molecular systematics of the Cyprinoidea (Teleostei: Cypriniformes), the world‘s largest clade of freshwater fishes: Further evidence from six nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52: 544-549. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Chen, W.-J., Lheknim, V. & Mayden, R.L. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of the Cobitoidea (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) revisited: position of enigmatic loach Ellopostoma resolved with six nuclear genes. Journal of Fish Biology, 75: 2197–2208. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Conway, K.W., Mayden, R.L. & Tang, K.L. 2009. Devario anomalus, a new species of freshwater fish from Bangladesh (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 2136: 49-58. Zitatseite 
  • Strange, R.M. & Mayden, R.L. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships and a revised taxonomy for North American cyprinids currently assigned to Phoxinus (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). Copeia, 2009 (3): 494-501. Zitatseite 


  • Mayden, R.L. & Chen, W.-J. 2010. The world’s smallest vertebrate species of the genus Paedocypris: A new family of freshwater fishes and the sister group to the world’s most diverse clade of freshwater fishes (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57 (1): 152-175. (doi) Zitatseite 







  • Arunachalam, M., Chinnaraja, S. & Mayden, R.L. 2016. Remarkable Rediscovery of Barbus (=Hypselobarbus) mussullah (Sykes) after 175 years of hiatus and description of a new species of Hypselobarbus Bleeker from peninsular India (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes). Journal of Fish Taxonomy, 1: 1-13. Zitatseite 
  • Arunachalam, M., Chinnaraja, S. & Mayden, R.L. 2016. New species of Hypselobarbus (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes) from Cauvery River Basin, South India. International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology, 4(1): 99-106. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Arunachalam, M., Chinnaraja, S. & Mayden, R.L. 2016. Description of a new species of Hypselobarbus from Kerala region of Western Ghats, peninsular India (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 3(2): 73-81. Abstract Zitatseite 
  • Arunachalam, M., Chinnaraja, S. & Mayden, R.L. 2016. On the Identity of Barbus (=Hypselobarbus) gracilis Jerdon and description of a new species of Hypselobarbus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Western Ghats, peninsular India. Fish Taxa, 1 (2): 75-83. Zitatseite 
  • Beshera, K.A., Harris, P.M. & Mayden, R.L. 2016. Novel evolutionary lineages in Labeobarbus (Cypriniformes; Cyprinidae) based on phylogenetic analyses of mtDNA sequences. Zootaxa, 4093 (3): 363-381. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Kangrang, P., Thoni, R.J., Mayden, R.L. & Beamish, F.W.H. 2016. Garra fluviatilis, a new hillstream fish species (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Kwai Noi River system, Mae Khlong basin, Thailand. Zootaxa, 4075 (4): 335-344. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4175.4.3 Zitatseite 
  • Schönhuth, S., Beachum, C.E., Knouft, J.H. & Mayden, R.L. 2016. Phylogeny and genetic variation within the widely distributed Bluntnose Minnow, Pimephales notatus (Cyprinidae), in North America. Zootaxa, 4168 (1): 38-60. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Thoni, R.J., Gurung, D.B. & Mayden, R.L. 2016. A review of the genus Garra Hamilton 1822 of Bhutan, including the descriptions of two new species and three additional records (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 4169 (1): 115-132. Zitatseite 




  • Tao, W., Yang, L., Mayden, R.L. & He, S. 2019. Phylogenetic relationships of Cypriniformes and plasticity of pharyngeal teeth in the adaptive radiation of cyprinids. Science China Life Sciences, 62 (4): 553–565. (doi) Zitatseite