A revised synonomy of Telmatochromis temporalis (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika (East Africa)

By Hanssens, Mark & J. Snoeks

Journal of Fish Biology, v.58(3), pp. 639-655 Mar-2001. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2001.tb005


" The taxonomic status of the nominal species Telmatochromis temporalis, T. lestradei, T. burgeoni and Julidochromis macrolepis has been reviewed. The synonymy of T. lestradei with T. temporalis is confirmed. A comparison of Telmatochromis burgeoni with Telmatochromis temporalis revealed no significant differences either. Hence T. burgeoni is considered synonymous with T. temporalis. Examination of the type of Julidochromis macrolepis showed it to be conspecific with Telmatochromis dhonti and not with T. temporalis, as had been suggested "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny.

Language: English

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Hanssens, Mark & J. Snoeks. 2001. "A revised synonomy of Telmatochromis temporalis (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika (East Africa)". Journal of Fish Biology. v.58(3), pp. 639-655. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2001.tb005 (crc01852) (abstract)