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elegans, Gila Baird [S. F.] & Girard [C. F.] 1853:369 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 6; ref. 166] Zuni River, New Mexico, U.S.A. [actual: Little Colorado River, below Grand Falls, Coconino County, Arizona, U.S.A.]. Holotype (unique): USNM 20079 [orig. USNM 251] plus 1 pharyngeal arch. Type catalog: Gilbert 1998:74-75 [ref. 23395]. •Synonym of Gila robusta Baird & Girard 1853, but a valid subspecies -- (La Rivers 1994:391 [ref. 23389]). •Valid as Gila elegans Baird & Girard 1853 -- (Lee et al. 1980:167 [ref. 22416], Kaeding et al. 1986:1021 [ref. 6781], Page & Burr 1991:74 [ref. 18983], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:15 [ref. 22290], Swift et al. 1993:115 [ref. 22379], Baxter & Stone 1995:115 [ref. 23374], Sigler & Sigler 1996:84 [ref. 25943], Tyus 1998:190 [ref. 24138], Gilbert 1998:74-75 [ref. 23395], Minckley & DeMarais 2000:251 [ref. 24298], Moyle 2002:132 [ref. 26449], Norris et al. 2003:24 [ref. 26757], Nelson et al. 2004:71 [ref. 27807], Scharpf 2005:18 [ref. 28940], Miller 2006:122 [ref. 28615], Minckley & Marsh 2009:126 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:168 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:71 [ref. 32708], Copus et al. 2018:6 [ref. 36179]). Current status: Valid as Gila elegans Baird & Girard 1853. Leuciscidae: Laviniinae. Distribution: Western U.S.A. and northern Mexico. Habitat: freshwater.