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Pterocryptis Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1861:712 Fem. Pterocryptis gangelica Peters 1861. Type by monotypy. Species originally spelled gangelica; apparently misspelled gangetica in literature. •Synonym of Silurus Linnaeus 1758 -- (Haig 1952:97 [ref. 12607]). •Valid as Pterocryptis Peters 1861 -- (Bornbusch 1991:1075 [ref. 16547], Bornbusch 1995 [ref. 22289], Burgess & Finley 1996:164 [ref. 22901], Ng & Kottelat 1998:393 [ref. 23627], Ng & Kottelat 1998:393 [ref. 23627], Ng 1999:371 [ref. 24236], Ng & Freyhof 2001:624 [ref. 25712], Ng & Chan 2005:51 [ref. 28371], Vishwanath & Sharma 2006:99 [ref. 28715] but spelled Preocryptis, Jayaram 2006:96 [ref. 28762], Proudlove 2006:119 [ref. 28992], Ferraris 2007:375 [ref. 29155], Vishwanath & Nebeshwar Sharma 2009:425 [ref. 30375], Ng & Tan 2011:56 [ref. 31216], Vincent & Thomas 2011:164 [ref. 31270], Kottelat & Leisher 2012:237 [ref. 32277], Kottelat 2013:237 [ref. 32989], Zhang et al. 2016:179 [ref. 34477], Ng et al. 2018:126 [ref. 36220]). Current status: Valid as Pterocryptis Peters 1861. Siluridae.