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kais, Cyprinion Heckel [J. J.] 1843:1066 [76] [Ichthyologie [von Syrien]. In Russegger v. 1 (pt 2); ref. 2066] Aleppo, Syria and Mosul, Iraq. Lectotype: NMW 52803 (148.1 mm). Paralectotypes: NMW 52801-03 (3, 2, 1 of 2); ?RMNH 2485 [ex NMW] (2), ?2489 (1); SMF 134 [ex NMW in 1844] (1). Illustrated by Heckel 1843, Pl. 7 (fig. 2) [ref. 2067]. On p. 76 of separate [ref. 2067]. Lectotype selected by Banarescu & Herzig-Straschil 1995:416 [ref. 23275]. •Valid as Cyprinion kais Heckel 1843 -- (Coad 1991:17 [ref. 15702], Bănărescu & Herzig-Straschil 1995:416 [ref. 23275], Coad 1995:16 [ref. 23608], Coad 1998:102 [ref. 23869], Fricke et al. 2007:38 [ref. 29533], Coad 2010:168 [ref. 36620], Esmaeili et al. 2010:369 [ref. 33391], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:870 [ref. 34062], Çiçek et al. 2015:143 [ref. 35151], Nasri et al. 2016:259 [ref. 34951], Esmaeili et al. 2017:44 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:25 [ref. 36089], Nasri et al. 2018:98 [ref. 36032], Al-Moussawi & Afrasiab 2019:37 [ref. 37204], Çiçek et al. 2020:247 [ref. 37644]). Current status: Valid as Cyprinion kais Heckel 1843. Cyprinidae: Barbinae. Distribution: Asia Minor and Middle East: Euphrates and Tigris River systems (Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran). Habitat: freshwater.