Phylogeny of the Loricariids


Leporacanthicus galaxias, photo by K.S. Cummings


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  • The following tree is from Armbruster (submitted).  Dashed lines indicate taxa that were not examined and represent best guesses based on material available as to where the genera belong.  Hemipsilichthys? refers to a species similar to Hemipsilichthys, but which may represent an undescribed taxon.  A list of formerly recognized genera either recognized as subgenera or as synonyms is below (GO TO SYNONYMS).

    PHYLOGENY
     
    Neoplecostomus
    Isbrueckerichthys
    Pareiorhina sp.
    Hemipsilichthys
    Pareiorhina rudolphi
    Kronichthys
    Hemipsilichthys?
    HYPOPTOPOMATINAE
    LORICARIINAE
    Corymbophanes
    Pogonopoma
    Pogonopomoides
    Rhinelepis
    Pseudorinelepis
    Hypostomus, Aphaotorulus, Cochliodon, Isorineloricaria
    Hemiancistrus annectens group
    Pterygoplichthys
    Acanthicus, Pseudacanthicus, Meglancistrus, Leporacanthicus
    Spectracanthicus
    Peckoltia oligospila
    Panaque
    Peckoltia ucayalensis
    Peckoltia brevis
    Peckoltia sp.
    Parancistrus
    Hypancistrus
    Hemiancistrus sp.
    Ancistrus
    Lasiancistrus
    New Genus
    Hopliancistrus
    Dekeyseria
    Neblinichthys
    Chaetostoma, Cordylancistrus, Dolichancistrus, Leptoancistrus
    Exastilithoxus
    Lithoxus
    Hemiancistrus megacephalus
    Pseudancistrus
    Baryancistrus
    Hemiancistrus landoni
    Delturus
    Upsilodus


    GENERA IN SYNONYMY

    Cheiridodus - Hypostomus

    Glyptoperichthys - Pterygoplichthys

    Hypocolpterus- Chaetostoma

    Lipopterichthys - Chaetostoma

    Liposarcus - Pterygoplichthys

    Lithoxancistrus - Pseudancistrus

    Oligancistrus - Spectracanthicus

    Pareiorhaphis - Hemipsilichthys

    Pristiancistrus - Ancistrus

    Thysanocara - Ancistrus

    Xenocara - Ancistrus


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