Cobitis avicennae

Taxonavigation: Cobitoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Subordo: Cobitoidei

Familia: Cobitidae
Genus: Cobitis
Species: Cobitis avicennae



Cobitis avicennae Mousavi-Sabet et al., 2015

  • Holotype: GUIC CC1462MA.
  • Paratypes: GUIC CC1462M (6).

Type locality: Iran, Hamedan prov., Gamasiab River at Dehno, a tributary to Karkheh, 34°10’15"N, 48°21'19"E, altitude 1610 m.

Etymology: The species name avicennae is in honor of the Persian polymath Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā (Persian: Pur-e Sina [ˈpuːr ˈsiːnɑː] "son of Sina"; c. 980 – June 1037), commonly known as Ibn Sīnā or by his Latinized name Avicenna. Avicenna is regarded as the most influential polymath of the Islamic Golden Age: he wrote almost 450 treatises on a wide range of subjects. His mausoleum is in Hamedan City, near the Gamasiab River where C. avicennae has been collected.

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  • Mousavi-Sabet, H.; Vatandoust, S.; Esmaeili, H.R.; Geiger, M.F.; Freyhof, J. 2015. Cobitis avicennae, a new species of spined loach from the Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Cobitidae). Zootaxa 3914(5): 558–568. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3914.5.4 Reference page