Species treated in this document: exCichlasoma grammodes exCichlasoma istlanum
Based on their molecular phylogeny, Concheiro et al. (2007) suggest that 'C.' grammodes will be assigned to a yet undescribed genus. Based on the biogeography and the similarities between species, I suspect that this new genus will also contain 'C.' istlanum, a species that occurs slightly south of 'C.' grammodes on the Pacific coast of México.
- Concheiro Pérez, Gustavo A. & Oldrich Rican, Guillermo Ortíz, Eldredge Bermingham, Ignacio Doadrio, Rafael Zardoya. 2007. "Phylogeny and biogeography of 91 species of heroine cichlids (Teleostei: Cichlidae) based on sequences of the cytochrome b gene". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. v.43(1), pp. 91-110 (crc01440) (abstract).
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