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An unexpected new Poropanchax (Cyprinodontiformes, Procatopodidae) from the Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. (American Museum novitates, no. 3941)

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dc.contributor.author Van der Zee, Jouke R.
dc.contributor.author Bernotas, Kimberly.
dc.contributor.author Bragança, Pedro H. N.
dc.contributor.author Stiassny, Melanie L. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-09T15:34:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-09T15:34:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-10
dc.identifier.uri http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6965
dc.description 12 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract A new procatopodid, assigned to the genus Poropanchax, is described from a wetland habitat located adjacent to the Inga Falls in Lower Congo. Poropanchax pepo, new species, is distinguished from all congeners by a combination of characters including a higher D/A ratio, rounded anal and dorsal fins, a humeral blotch in males, and the absence of a sharp ventral process on the basipterygium. The finding of a Poropanchax species in Lower Congo was unexpected, since the closest known congeneric population is located in northwestern Gabon, some 700 kilometers to the north. As recognized herein the genus Poropanchax is a clade comprised of five species geographically restricted to humid coastal regions of west and west-central Africa. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3941.
dc.subject Poropanchax pepo. en_US
dc.subject Poropanchax. en_US
dc.subject Killifishes. en_US
dc.subject Inga Region (Congo) en_US
dc.subject Kongo Central (Congo) en_US
dc.subject Congo (Democratic Republic) en_US
dc.title An unexpected new Poropanchax (Cyprinodontiformes, Procatopodidae) from the Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. (American Museum novitates, no. 3941) en_US
dc.title.alternative New Poropanchax from D.R. Congo. en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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