Molecular phylogeny and evidence for an adaptive radiation of geophagine cichlids from South America (Perciformes: Labroidei).

  title={Molecular phylogeny and evidence for an adaptive radiation of geophagine cichlids from South America (Perciformes: Labroidei).},
  author={Hern{\'a}n L{\'o}pez-Fern{\'a}ndez and Rodney L. Honeycutt and Kirk O. Winemiller},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={34 1},

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