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  • Baskin, J. N. 1972. Structure and relationships of the Trichomycteridae. Ph.D. thesis, City University of New York, XXI + 389 pp.
  • Böhlke, J. E. 1959. Results of the Catherwood Foundation Peruvian Amazon expedition. Petacara, a new genus for the bunocephalid catfish, Bunocephalus dolichurus Delsman. Notulae Naturae, 318: 1-6.
  • Chardon, M. 1968. Anatomie comparée de l'appareil de Weber et des structures connexes chez les Siluriformes. Annales de Muse Royale de l'Afrique Centrale, Ser. 8, Sciences Zoologiques, 169: 1-227.
  • Chen, X. 1994. Phylogenetic studies of the amblycipitid catfishes (Teleostei, Siluriformes) with species accounts. Ph.D. thesis, Duke University, XX + 471 pp.
  • Cope, E. D. 1874. On some Batrachia and Nematognathi brought back from the upper Amazon by Prof. Orton. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 120-137.
  • Eigenmann, C. H. 1910. Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of tropical and South America. Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899, 3(2):375-484.
  • Ferraris, C. 1989. On the interrelationships between the Aspredinidae and the Akysidae (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes). Abstracts of the 1989 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists at San Francisco StateUniversity, p. 86.
  • Fowler, H. W. 1943. Zoological results of the second Bolivian expedition for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1936-1937. Part II. - Additional new fishes. Notulae Naturae,(120): 1-7.
  • Friel, J. P. & Lundberg, J. G. 1996. Micromyzon akamai, gen. et sp. nov., a small and eyeless banjo catfish (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the river channels of the lower Amazon basin. Copeia, 1996(3): 641-648.
  • Friel, J. P. 1989. Epidermal keratinization and molting in the banjo catfishes (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae). Abstracts of the 1989 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists at San Francisco State University, p. 89.
  • Friel, J. P. 1992. A phylogenetic revision of Amaralia, a genus of oophagous banjo catfishes. Abstracts of the 1992 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, p. 104.
  • Friel, J. P. 1994. A phylogenetic study of the Neotropical banjo catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) Ph.D.thesis, Duke University, Durham, NC, 256 pp.
  • Friel, J. P. 1995. Acanthobunocephalus nicoi, a new genus and species of miniature banjo-catfish from the upper Orinoco and Casiquiare Rivers, Venezuela. (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae). Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 6(1): 89-95.
  • Friel, J. P. 2008. Pseudobunocephalus, a new genus of banjo catfish with the description of a new species from the Orinoco River system of Colombia and Venezuela (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, 6(3):293-300.
  • Friel, John P. / Reis, Roberto E., Sven O. Kullander, and Carl J. Ferraris, Jr., eds. 2003. Family Aspredinidae (Banjo catfishes). Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. 261-267
  • Günther, A. 1864. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containingthe families Siluridae, Characinidae, Haplochitonidae, Sternoptychidae, Scopelidae, Stomiatidae in the collection of the British Museum. Vol. 5, British Museum, London, XXII+ 455 pp.
  • Howes, G. J. 1983. The cranial muscles of loricarioid catfishes, their homologies and value as taxonomic characters (Teleostei: Siluroidei). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, (Zoology), 45(6): 309-345.
  • Kner, R. 1855 . Ichthyologische Beiträge. I. Über die Gattungen Aspredo und Chaca C. V. aus der Familie der Welse (Siluroidei). Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch- Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 8: 92-105.
  • Mees, G. F. 1987. The members of the subfamily Aspredininae, family Aspredinidae in Suriname (Pisces, Nematognathi). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 90(2): 173-192.
  • Mees, G. F. 1988. The genera of the subfamily Bunocephalinae (Pisces, Nematognathi, Aspredinidae). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 91(1):85-102.
  • Mees, G. F. 1989. Notes on the genus Dysichthys, subfamily Bunocephalinae, family Aspredinidae (Pisces, Nematognathi). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 92(2): 189-250.
  • Mo, T. 1991. Anatomy, relationships and systematics of the Bagridae (Teleostei: Siluroidei) with a hypothesis of siluroid phylogeny. Theses Zoologicae 17, Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, vii + 216 pp., 63 figs.
  • Myers, G. S. 1960. The genera and ecological geography of the South American banjo catfishes, family Aspredinidae. Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin, 7(4): 132-139.
  • Nelson, Joseph S. 1994. Fishes of the World, Third Edition. xvii + 600
  • Pinna, M. C. C. 1993. Higher-level phylogeny of Siluriformes, with a new classification of the order (Teleostei, Ostariophysi). Ph.D. thesis, The City University of New York,xi + 482 pp.
  • Pinna, M. C. C. 1996. A phylogenetic analysis of the Asian catfish families Sisoridae, Akysidae and Amblycipitidae, with a hypothesis on the relationships of the neotropical Aspredindae (Teleostei, Ostariophysi). Fieldiana. No. 4:1-83.
  • Sullivan, J. P., Lundberg, J. G. and Hardman, M.. 2006. A phylogenetic analysis of the major groups of catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using rag1 and rag2 nuclear gene sequences, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41(3): 636-662.
  • Wetzel, J., Wourms, J. and Friel, J. 1977. Modifications of the skin epidermis in the skin-brooding catfish, Platystacus cotylephorus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 50(1):13-25.


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