Hypoptopomatinae Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1890

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Hypoptopoma sp., photo by K.S. Cummings


Nannoptopoma spectabilis, photo by J.W. Armbruster
TAXA LIST



Schaefer (1998) provides the most recent review of the Hypoptopomatinae, but much has been done with the subfamily since.


GENERA


COMPARISONS

Hypoptopomatines can be separated from all other loricariids based on the presence of an exposed pectoral girdle lateral to the coracoid strut.  The entire pectoral girdle may be expsoed as in the Hypoptopoma below, or just a portion as in the Parotocinclus.



LITERATURE CITED

Schaefer, S. A. 1998.  Conflict and resolution: impact of new taxa on phylogenetic studies of the Neotropical cascudinhos (Siluroidei: Loricariidae).  Pp. 375-400 In Malabarba, L.R.  R.E. Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M.S. Lucena, and C.A.S. Lucena (editors), Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fishes,


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