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Bunocephalus Kner [R.] 1855:95 [6] Masc. Silurus verrucosus Walbaum 1792. Type by subsequent designation. On p. 6 of separate. Type designated by Bleeker 1862:19 and 1863:118; not by elimination of all but one species by Bleeker 1858:327-329 (see Ferraris 1991 [ref. 19536]). Type not Bunocephalus hypsiurus Kner 1855 as argued by Mees 1988:88 [ref. 6401] and 1997:225 [ref. 22859] and disputed by Ferraris 1991. A petition to the ICZN probably is needed if one wishes to validate Mees' interpretation. •Valid as Bunocephalus Kner 1855 -- (Mees 1988:89 [ref. 6401], Burgess 1989:303 [ref. 12860], Malabarba 1989:145 [ref. 14217], Ferraris 1991 [ref. 19536], de Pinna 1996:65 [ref. 24146], de Pinna 1998:318 [ref. 23847], Britski et al. 1999:111 [ref. 24147] Friel in Reis et al. 2003:262 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:58 [ref. 29155], Ferraris 2007:58 [ref. 29155], Cardoso 2010:607 [ref. 30972], Ng 2010:271 [ref. 31110], Carvalho et al. 2015:499 [ref. 33972], Bertaco et al. 2016:415 [ref. 34561]). Current status: Valid as Bunocephalus Kner 1855. Aspredinidae: Aspredininae.