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Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Peru
Ortega, Hernan, and Richard P. Vari. Annotated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Peru. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 437, 25 pages, 1 figure, 1 table, 1986.—Listed here are 736Expand
Phylogenetic relationships within the speciose family Characidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes) based on multilocus analysis and extensive ingroup sampling
A monophyletic assemblage strongly supported in all the authors' phylogenetic analysis is herein defined as the Characidae, which includes the characiform species lacking a supraorbital bone and with a derived position of the emergence of the hyoid artery from the anterior ceratohyal. Expand
Phylogenetic study of the neotropical fish genera Creagrutus Günther and Piabina Reinhardt (Teleostei:Ostariophysi:Characiformes), with a revision of the cis-Andean species
Aylogenetic study of the neotropical fish genera Creagrutus Gunther and Piabina Reinhardt with a revision of the cisAndean species / Richard P. Vari and Antony S. Harold. Expand
Miniaturization in South American freshwater fishes; an overview and discussion
— MiniatuTQ species within the South American freshwater fish fauna are hsted and their phylogenetic and ecological distribution is analyzed. Criteria used in identifying miniature South AmericanExpand
Detritivores of the South American fish family Prochilodontidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes) : a phylogenetic and revisionary study
Synapomorphies uncovered during this study provide additional evidence that (1) the clade formed by the Prochilodontidae plus Curimatidae is the sister group to theClade that consists of the Anostomidae plus Chilodentidae, and (2) supports the hypothesis of the monophyly of the ProChilodons. Expand
The family Alestidae (Ostariophysi, Characiformes): a phylogenetic analysis of a trans-Atlantic clade
The overall most parsimonious hypothesis of relationships based on 200 characters indicates that the Alestidae is the closest relative of Chalceus, a genus previously assigned to the Neotropical Characidae, which becomes the only trans-Atlantic family level group within the Characiformes. Expand
Genome-wide interrogation advances resolution of recalcitrant groups in the tree of life
GGI is shown to be efficacy in resolving the controversial relationships within the largest freshwater fish radiation (Otophysi) based on newly generated DNA sequences for 1,051 loci from 225 species and supports the notion that ctenophores are the earliest-branching animal lineage, and adds insight into relationships within clades of yeasts, birds and mammals. Expand
The neotropical fish family Ctenoluciidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes) : supra and intrafamilial phylogenetic relationships, with a revisionary study
A series of derived features corroborate the hypothesis of monophyly of the Ctenoluciidae and are congruent with the hypothesis that the CTenolucius and Erythrinidae are sister groups. Expand