Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the Barbinae (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in China inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences

Lan-Ping Zheng a, Jun-Xing Yang a, *, Xiao-Yong Chen a, b, **
a  State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 32 Jiaochang Donglu, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
b  Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (CAS-SEABRI), Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar

E-mail addresses: (J.-X. Yang), (X.-Y. Chen)

PubYear : 2016
Volume : 68
Publication Name : Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Page number : 250-259

The taxonomy and phylogeny of the Chinese species of the Barbinae (Cypriniformes) has a confusing history. In this study, partial sequences of four mitochondrial genes (cyt b, COI, ND4 and 16S rRNA) from 75 Barbinae species and 38 outgroup species were used to investigate the taxonomy and phylogeny within the Barbinae in China. The monophyly of Neolissochilus, Sikukia and Tor are not supported. Neolissochilus benasi might represent a new genus, and Tor hemispinus and Tor qiaojiensis should be moved into Neolissochilus. Sikukia flavicaudata is not Sikukia species. Puntius paucimaculatus might be a synonym of Puntius semifasciolatus. Puntius semifasciolatus does not belong to Puntius. Onychostoma barbatum might consist of more than one species. Our molecular results corroborate that Acrossocheilus stenotaeniatus is a synonym of Acrossocheilus longipinnis. Finally, Barbonymus gonionotus from Menglun, Yunnan should be Poropuntius huangchuchieni.

Keywords: Phylogeny, Systematics, Barbinae, China