That looks quite good already. A little error: the tribe Cichlini is listed twice, the 'African one' must read Bathybatini Poll, 1986 (Trematocarini Poll, 1986 is a synonym, see Takahashi 2003, I will upload this in the CRC library). There are several more tribes established for Tanganyikan cichlids, possibly too much. The problem is that the phylogenetic studies on these fishes have been done without looking at their relationships to other African cichlids. Tropheini may be, as seems from several molecular studies (most comprehensive is Koblmüller & al. 2008), only a subgroup of Pseudocrenilabrini.
Juan Artigas wrote:Thank you I had realized that, I had just procrastinated its removal, sames goes for Amphilophini and Astatheroini groups, which I left out for the same reason. I however believe they could be useful if properly proposed
The several published phylogenies differ in number, composition and naming of these groupings, and non has been poperly diagnosed so far. There are two apparently available names which must be taken into consideration - Therapsini Allgayer, 1989 and Archocentrina Allgayer, 2001. The former has been largely overlooked and must probably replace the tribe name Heroini Kullander, 1998 for it has priority, however, there is further research required. And if the so called Herichthyines are formally recognized as a subtribe including also the genus Theraps
, the name of the subtribe would be Therapsina. Archocentrina in turn would be the oldest available name for the group called Amphilophines.
However, this would probably give too much subtribes. A more consistent subgrouping of the tribe Heroini or Therapsini, respectively, seems to be that of Heros, Symphysodon, Uaru, Pterophyllum
being placed into one group which would - if recognized as a subtribe - have to be called Heroina Kullander, 1998 (this is rather unfortunate for we have also a genus Heroina
Kullander, 1996, however I found no regulation for such a rather unique case in the Code, at least it seems not covered by the Principle of Homonymy), another one including all North/Central American and Antillean genera as well as the South American genera Australoheros, Caquetaia, Heroina
and the 'Cichlasoma' festae
group (the so called Circumamazonian Heroines of Conchiero Perez & al. 2007) which would take the name Therapsina. Hoplarchus
may form a third group not yet named. The enigmatic 'Cichlasoma' microlepis
still awaits its rediscovery and cannot be assigned yet.
Please note that this all remains speculative, especially in the absence of diagnoses. It is only my personal interpretation exposed here to discussion.