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motoro, Taeniura Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] (ex Natterer) 1841:197 [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] Lectotype locality: Guaporé River, district of Vila Bela Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. Lectotype: NMW 78655. Paralectotypes: NMW 77987 (1), 78613 (1); ZMB 4662 (1). Type catalog: Paepke & Schmidt 1988:181 [ref. 21041]. Evidently Müller & Henle alone were responsible for the description, so authorship is regarded as Müller & Henle (ex Natterer). Lectotype selected by Loboda & Carvalho 2013:699 [ref. 33024]. •Valid as Potamotrygon motoro (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Castex 1964:20 [ref. 20924], Ortega & Vari 1986:6 [ref. 9708], Nishida 1990:92 [ref. 19783], Gómez & Chebez 1996:46 [ref. 23791], Sverlij et al. 1998:6 [ref. 27632], Britski et al. 1999:21 [ref. 24147], Compagno 1999:495 [ref. 25589], Carvalho et al. in Reis et al. 2003:24 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:6 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:70 [ref. 28131], Rosa et al. 2008:8 [ref. 29564], Carvalho & Lovejoy 2011:46 [ref. 31182], Carvalho et al. 2011:26 [ref. 31264], Silva & Carvalho 2011:151 [ref. 31310], Ng et al. 2011:2385 [ref. 31474], Oddone et al. 2012:300 [ref. 31835], Naylor et al. 2012:79 [ref. 32267] see remarks, Kottelat 2013:29 [ref. 32989], Loboda & Carvalho 2013:695 [ref. 33024], Barriga Salazar 2014:104 [ref. 35745], Fontenelle et al. 2014:341 [ref. 33180], Koerber 2014:1 [ref. 33621], Litz & Koerber 2014:5 [ref. 33622], Sarmiento et al. 2014:117, 188 [ref. 35004], Mirande & Koerber 2015:8 [ref. 35117], Bertaco et al. 2016:411 [ref. 34561], Carvalho et al. 2016:581 [ref. 34422], Carvalho 2016:562 [ref. 34666], Carvalho 2016:59 [ref. 34730], Carvalho 2016:641 [ref. 34997], Nión et al. 2016:23 [ref. 35565] with author as Natterer, Weigmann 2016:156 [ref. 34211] see remarks, DoNascimiento et al. 2017:33 [ref. 35633], Koerber et al. 2017:10 [ref. 35267], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:71 [ref. 35773], Ehemann et al. 2019:[7] [ref. 36861]). Current status: Valid as Potamotrygon motoro (Müller & Henle 1841). Potamotrygonidae: Potamotrygoninae. Distribution: Widespread in South America; established in one reservoir in Singapore. Habitat: freshwater.