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Lepisosteus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803:331 Masc. Lepisosteus gavial Lacepède 1803. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Jordan & Gilbert 1877:84 [ref. 4907]. Lepidosteus of authors is an incorrect subsequent spelling or unjustified emendation (see Briggs 1961:162 [ref. 13439]). Original spelling of species is gravial; often cited as gravialis. •Valid as Lepisosteus Lacepède 1803 -- (Suttkus 1963 [ref. 7110], Wiley 1976:41 [ref. 7091], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:196 [ref. 21581], Wiley 2003:674 [ref. 26988], Grande 2010:27 [ref. 31167], Wright et al. 2012:848 [ref. 32445]). Current status: Valid as Lepisosteus Lacepède 1803. Lepisosteidae.