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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Protopterus Owen [R.] 1839:27 Masc. Lepidosiren annectens Owen 1839. Type by monotypy. Type species described fully in Trans. Zool. Soc. London, v. 28 (1841):327-361, Pls. 23-27. •Valid as Protopterus Owen 1839 -- (Gosse 1984:8 [ref. 6169], Lévêque et al. 1989:113 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:298 [ref. 26478], Lévêque in Lévêque et al. 1990:76 [ref. 21589], Poll & Gosse 1995:77 [ref. 24781], Seegers 1996:57 [ref. 23725], Boden 2007:165 [ref. 30013], Marshall 2011:38 [ref. 31755]). Current status: Valid as Protopterus Owen 1839. Protopteridae.