TITLE

Phylogenetic diagnosis of the African cyprinid genus Clypeobarbus (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae), with the rehabilitation of Clypeobarbus bomokandi

AUTHOR(S)
Kevin Conway; Melanie Stiassny
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Ichthyological Research;Aug2008, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p260
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  The subgenus Clypeobarbus Fowler 1936 is elevated to generic rank and distinguished from African “Barbus” by the derived presence of a midlateral row of greatly enlarged, shield-like scales edged with dark pigment and deepest and widest below the dorsal fin, a dark pigment streak situated posterodorsal to the cleithrum, and the presence of a large occipital fontanel, border laterally by the frontals and parietals and posteriorly by the supraoccipital bone of the neurocranial vault. Seven species are placed within Clypeobarbus, C. pleuropholis (Boulenger 1899), C. congicus (Boulenger 1899), C. pseudognathodon (Boulenger 1915), C. bomokandi (Myers 1924), C. hypsolepis (Daget 1959), C. schoutedeni (Poll and Lambert 1961), and C. bellcrossi (Jubb 1965), and a redescription is provided for C. bomokandi, which is rehabilitated as a valid species.
ACCESSION #
33943197

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics