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Synopsis of Aulonocranus Regan, 1920

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Ultimo aggiornamento in data 01-Feb-2007
Thomas Andersen, 2005

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Specie trattati in questo articolo: Aulonocranus dewindti

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Type species: Aulonocranus dewindti (Boulenger, 1899)

Male at Toby’s Place

Aulonocranus dewindti male at Toby Veal’s Place, Zambia. Photo by Ad Konings. Determiner Ad Konings.

Distinctive characters:

Species currently included:

Aulonocranus dewindti (Boulenger, 1899)

Type locality:

Moliro, D.R. Congo (former Zaire).

Taxonomic history:


Link to Aulonocranus dewindti in the CRC Catalogue.

Remarks on taxonomic status:

The mono-typic genus Aulonocranus with the type-species A. dewindti stands out from all other species in the tribe Ectodini, by the presence of sensory pores in the head region. The molecular analyses of Koblmüller et al. (2004) showed that Aulonocranus form a subclade within the Ophthalmotilapia-clade, together with the genera Cunningtonia, Ectodus and Lestradea, and that Aulonocranus dewindti may form a species-pair together with Cunningtonia longiventralis.

Referenze (4):


Andersen, Thomas. (Febbraio 01, 2007). "Synopsis of Aulonocranus Regan, 1920". The Cichlid Room Companion. URL consultato in data Aprile 01, 2015, da: http://www.cichlidae.com/section.php?id=188.