Redescription and phylogenetic position of the fossil killifish †Carrionellus diumortuus White from the Lower Miocene of Ecuador (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes)

Wilson J.E.M. Costa
†Carrionellus diumortuus from the Lower Miocene of Loja, southern Ecuador, is the type species of †Carrionellus, the only American cyprinodontiform genus uniquely containing fossil species. It was first considered as a member of the cyprinodontid tribe Cyprinodontini, a group comprising extant taxa geographically restricted to North and Middle America, but recently it has been tentatively placed in the Neotropical family Anablepidae. †Carrionellus diumortuus is herein redescribed on the basis of examination of the type series....
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