Xenurobrycon

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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Characidae
Subfamilia: Stevardiinae
Genus: Xenurobrycon
Species: X. coracoralinae – X. heterodon – X. macropus – X. polyancistrus – X. pteropus – X. varii

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Xenurobrycon Myers & Miranda Ribeiro, 1945

Etymology: From xenos (= strange) and oura (= tail), referring to caudal-fin glands of males that release pheromones during courtship; brycon, generalized term used in generic names of many characiform fishes, derived from bryco (= to bite, gnash teeth or eat greedily), originally an allusion to fully toothed maxillae.

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