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Phylogenetic interrelationships of the eel families Derichthyidae and Colocongridae (Elopomorpha: Anguilliformes) based on the pectoral skeleton

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Author(s):
da Silva, Joao Paulo C. B. [1] ; Datovo, Alessio [2] ; Johnson, G. David [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Rua Matao, Trav 14, 101, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Lab Ictiol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Natl Museum Nat Hist, Smithsonian Inst, Div Fishes, Washington, DC 20560 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Morphology; v. 280, n. 7, p. 934-947, JUL 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

A cladistic analysis of the eel families Derichthyidae and Colocongridae is herein proposed for the first time on the basis of morphological data. We discovered dozens of new phylogenetic characters derived from a detailed analysis of the pectoral skeleton, an anatomical system neglected by most previous studies. Our maximum parsimony analysis indicates that Colocongridae sensu lato is paraphyletic, with its two constituent genera Coloconger and Congriscus appearing as successive sister groups of derichthyids. Monophyly of the family Derichthyidae, which has been questioned by some studies, is herein strongly supported by 10 unambiguous synapomorphies. We also stress the importance of the appendicular skeleton as a useful source of phylogenetic information for the resolution of systematic problems within Anguilliformes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/22010-3 - Comparative anatomy of the appendicular skeleton in Elopomorpha and key groups in Teleostei
Grantee:João Paulo Capretz Batista da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/10191-9 - Comparative anatomy of the appendicular skeleton in specimens of Elopomorpha restricted to foreign collections
Grantee:João Paulo Capretz Batista da Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 16/19075-9 - Diversity and evolution of Gymnotiformes (Teleostei, Ostariophysi)
Grantee:Naercio Aquino Menezes
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants