Ancistrus vericaucanus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Loricariidae
Subfamilia: Hypostominae
Tribus: Ancistrini
Genus: Ancistrus
Species: Ancistrus vericaucanus

Name[edit]

Ancistrus vericaucanus Taphorn et al., 2013

  • Holotype: MPUJ 6020.
  • Paratypes: MPUJ 3023 (6); IUQ 2814 (1), 3153 (1).

Type locality: Colombia, Departamento Valle del Cauca, Cauca River drainage, Finca Santa Barbara, río La Vieja, 1278 m asl, 4.59222°, -75.778667° [1].

Etymology: The specific epithet vericaucanus is a combination of the Latin veri (= true), and caucanus, which refers to Ancistrus caucanus, a species thought originally (but apparently mistakenly), to be from the Cauca River of northern Colombia. As it turns out, Ancistrus caucanus occurs in the Magdalena River drainage, not in the Cauca. Ancistrus vericaucanus then, is the true inhabitant of the Cauca River streams, hence the name vericaucanus.

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