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purpurea, Tigoma Girard [C. F.] 1856:206 [42] [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 8; ref. 1810] San Bernardino Creek, upper Rio Huagui [Rio Yaqui], west of the Sierra Madre, Cochise County, southern Arizona, U.S.A. Lectotype: USNM 323519. Paralectotypes: USNM 224 (20, plus 1 pharyngeal arch as #2778), 301925 [ex USNM 224] (2). Type catalog: Gilbert 1998:138 [ref. 23395]. On p. 42 of separate. Lectotype not yet published; see Gilbert 1998:138 [ref. 23395], but specimen isolated in USNM 323519 [not here designated as such]. •Valid as Gila purpurea (Girard 1856) -- (Lee et al. 1980:171 [ref. 22416], Page & Burr 1991:76 [ref. 18983], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:15 [ref. 22290], Gilbert 1998:138 [ref. 23395], Norris et al. 2003:24 [ref. 26757], Nelson et al. 2004:71 [ref. 27807], Scharpf 2005:19 [ref. 28940], Miller 2006:125 [ref. 28615], Minckley & Marsh 2009:138 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:171 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:71 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Gila purpurea (Girard 1856). Leuciscidae: Laviniinae. Distribution: Arizona (U.S.A.) and northern Mexico. Habitat: freshwater.