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Poeciliopsis  Regan, 1913
Taxonomic Serial No.: 165916

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): desert topminnows [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderCyprinodontiformes Berg, 1940 – cyprinodonts, cyprinodontiforms, cyprinodontes, killifishes  
                               SuborderCyprinodontoidei  – cyprinodontoids  
                                  FamilyPoeciliidae Garman, 1895 – livebearers, topminnows, poecilies, topotes y espadas, poeciliids, livebearing toothcarps  
                                     SubfamilyPoeciliinae Garman, 1895 – livebearers  
                                        GenusPoeciliopsis Regan, 1913 – desert topminnows  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Poeciliopsis baenschi Meyer, Radda, Riehl and Feichtinger, 1986 – golden livebearer, guatopote dorado 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis balsas Hubbs, 1926 – Balsas livebearer, guatopote del Balsas 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis catemaco Miller, 1975 – Catemaco livebearer, guatopote blanco 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis elongata (Günther, 1866)  
                                           Species Poeciliopsis fasciatus (Meek, 1904)  
                                           Species Poeciliopsis gracilis (Heckel, 1848) – porthole livebearer, guatopote jarocho 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis hnilickai Meyer and Vogel, 1981 – guatopote de Ixtapa, upper Grijalva livebearer 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis infans (Woolman, 1894) – guatopote del Lerma, Lerma livebearer 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis latidens (Garman, 1895) – guatopote del Fuerte, lowland livebearer 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis lucida Miller, 1960 – clearfin livebearer, guatopote del Mocorito 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis monacha Miller, 1960 – guatopote del Mayo, headwater livebearer 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis occidentalis (Baird and Girard, 1853) – Gila topminnow, guatopote de Sonora 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis paucimaculata Bussing, 1967  
                                           Species Poeciliopsis presidionis (Jordan and Culver in Jordan, 1895) – guatopote de Sinaloa, Sinaloa livebearer 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis prolifica Miller, 1960 – blackstripe livebearer, guatopote culiche 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis retropinna (Regan, 1908)  
                                           Species Poeciliopsis scarlli Meyer, Riehl, Dawes and Dibble, 1985 – guatopote michoacano, Michoacan livebearer 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis sonoriensis (Girard, 1859)  
                                           Species Poeciliopsis turneri Miller, 1975 – blackspotted livebearer, guatopote de La Huerta 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis turrubarensis (Meek, 1912) – barred livebearer, guatopote del Pacífico 
                                           Species Poeciliopsis viriosa Miller, 1960 – chubby livebearer, guatopote gordito 

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ghedotti, Michael J.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the poecilioid fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 130, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-53   
  Publisher: The Linnean Society of London   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Poeciliopsis   

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