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Taxonomy of Microlepidogaster Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889 (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Loricariidae) species, from Alto Paraná System

Grant number: 05/02449-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2005
Effective date (End): October 31, 2006
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal researcher:Francisco Langeani Neto
Grantee:Filipi Cezaro Costa
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


Microlepidogaster Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889 is current known based on an unique species, M. perforatus, from the rio Carandai, Upper Rio Paraná system, its type species. Various other species, anteriorly inside the genus, were transferred to other Hypoptopomatinae genera by anterior authors. Recent collections in some small streams of the rio Paranaíba presented some morphological differences when compared to M. perforatus. Project aims to compare Microlepidogaster specimens from the Upper Paraná and to diagnose and describe all recognized species.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MARTINS, FERNANDA DE OLIVEIRA; LANGEANI, FRANCISCO. Rhinolekos, a new genus with three new species of Hypoptopomatinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from upper rio Parana. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 9, n. 1, p. 65-78, JAN-MAR 2011. Web of Science Citations: 16.

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