Lucinda, Paulo Henrique Franco & Reis, Roberto E., 2005, Systematics of the subfamily Poeciliinae Bonaparte (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae), with an emphasis on the tribe Cnesterodontini Hubbs, Neotropical Ichthyology 3 (1), pp. 1-60 : 45

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Poecilia + Limia + Pamphorichthys + Micropoecilia + “ Poecilia

Clade [99]

Diagnosis. Members of this clade share the following uniquely derived and unreversed features: (1) two (rarely one) welldeveloped gonapophyses [48-2**]; and (2) functional gonapophyses located between vertebrae 13 to 15, but never on vertebra 16 [49-2**].

Additionally, this clade can be diagnosed by the following not uniquely derived and/or reversed features: (1) ligastyle absent [46-0]; (2) Hollister’s foramen on first or second gonapophysis [51-1*]; (3) eight dorsal-fin rays (males and females) [64-2]; (4) nine anal-fin rays in females [65-3*]; and (5) presence of a palp in subdistal segments of R3 [88-1].