Chiapas CatfishJohn G. Lundberg
This new family (Lacantuniidae), genus and species of catfish, Lacantunia enigmatica, was recently described from the Río Usumacinta basin of Chiapas, México. This odd siluriform represents an ancient group, perhaps of early Tertiary age or older, that adds another biogeographic puzzle to the historically complex Mesoamerican biota.
Rodiles-Hernández, R., D. A. Hendrickson, J. G. Lundberg, and J. M. Humphries. 2005. Lacantunia enigmatica (Teleostei: Siluriformes) a new and phylogenetically puzzling freshwater fish from Mesoamerica. Zootaxa 1000:1-24. Free fulltext article (pdf).
John G. Lundberg
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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