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Protocheirodon, a new genus of Characidae (Teleostei: Characiformes) with the redescription of the poorly known Protocheirodon pi

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Vari, Richard P. ; Melo, Bruno F. ; Oliveira, Claudio
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Neotropical Ichthyology; v. 14, n. 2 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 2

ABSTRACT Protocheirodon, a new genus of the Characidae, is proposed to include a species previously assigned to Leptagoniates . This action is supported by molecular and morphological phylogenetic hypotheses that place Protocheirodon pi as the sister group of the remaining tribes in the Cheirodontinae versus the traditional assignment of the species to the Aphyocharacinae. The phylogenetic position of Protocheirodon is recognized as a new tribe, the Protocheirodontini. Protocheirodon pi , originally described based on a small number of specimens from a single location in the río Mamoré basin in the southwestern Amazon, is redescribed on the basis of larger series of specimens from the western and central portions of the Amazon basin. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08374-1 - Phylogenetic relationships in the superfamily Anostomoidea (Ostariophysi: Characiformes)
Grantee:Bruno Francelino de Melo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/50282-7 - An inventory of the Characiform fish fauna (Teleostei, Ostariophysi) from South America
Grantee:Naercio Aquino Menezes
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants