“The amazing diversity of fishes” YouTube video

Dr. Phil Hastings,
Scripps professor and curator of the SIO Marine Vertebrate Collection delivers an online lecture and slide show sponsored by the University of California Television (UCTV). It runs for about an hour.

This is a traditional view of fishes
lacking any mention of fossil taxa.

Hastings follows molecular data. Hastings mentions that we humans are indeed members of the Osteichthys. Ichthyologist Neil Shubin and artist Ray Troll are also mentioned.

By contrast,
the large reptile tree (LRT, 1836+ taxa) presents a distinctly different view of fish systematics because it includes fossils and minimizes taxon exclusion.

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