Takamura [Ta3] established a theory of splitting families of degenerations of complex curves of genus $g \ge 1$. He introduced a powerful method for constructing a splitting family, called a barking family, in which the resulting family of complex curves has a singular fiber over the origin (the main fiber) together with other singular fibers (subordinate fibers). He made a list of barking families for genera up to 5 and determined the main fibers appearing in them. This paper determines most of the subordinate fibers of the barking families in Takamura's list for the case $g = 1$. (There remain four undetermined cases.) Also, we show that some splittings never occur in a splitting family.
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2969/aspm/06610203