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Bohlen, J., Šlechtová V.

Phylogenetic position of the fish genus Ellopostoma (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) using molecular genetic data

Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 20 (2): 157-162.

We investigated the phylogenetic position of Ellopostoma based on nuclear sequence data (RAG-1 gene). Ellopostoma is a member of the superfamily Cobitoidea (loaches) of Cypriniformes, but does not belong to any of the currently recognised families. It represents an independent lineage, recognised as a distinct new family Ellopostomatidae, characterized by a square and oblique snout, a small protrusible mouth, a single pair of barbels, large eyes and 25-28 pharyngeal teeth.