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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Ephemeroptera
Subordo: Pisciformia
Superfamily: Baetoidea

Familia: Baetidae
Genus: Acanthiops
Species: A. cooperi – A. elgonensis – A. erepena – A. griffithsi – A. marlieri – A. tsitsa – A. variegatus – A. varius – A. zomba

Acanthiops Waltz, R.D. & McCafferty, 1987.

Etymology: Masculine. Greek: akanthos - thorn, iops - small fish; an allusion to this genus being a tuberculate or spiny minnow-like mayfly.

Type species: Centroptilum marlieri (Demoulin 1967)
Primary references

Waltz, R.D. & McCafferty, W.P. 1987. New genus of Baetidae (Ephemeroptera) from Africa. Processings of the Entomological Society of Washington 89(1): 95-99.

Additional references

Lugo-Ortiz, C.R.; McCafferty, W.P. 1998. The Centroptiloides Complex of Afrotropical small minnow mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 91(1): 1-26.

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