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lepidus, Puntius (Capoeta) Day [F.] 1868:196 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1868 (pt 1); ref. 1076] Bowany [= Bhavani] River, at Mettapolliam [= Mettupalayam], Tamil Nadu, India. Syntypes and/or Day specimens: BMNH 1868.10.27.22 (1), MCZ 4299 (1), ZSI A.791 (2, lost). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:155 [ref. 23762]. Reasons for loss of ZSI type specimens during WWII see Chopra 1947:349-350 [ref. 33077]. •Synonym of Puntius filamentosus (Valenciennes 1844) -- (Menon 1999:93 [ref. 24904]). •Synonym of Puntius assimilis (Jerdon 1849) -- (Pethiyagoda & Kottelat 2005:134 [ref. 28274]). •Synonym of Dawkinsia assimilis (Jerdon 1849) -- (Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:80 [ref. 32071]). •Valid as Dawkinsia lepida (Day 1868) -- (Katwate et al. 2020:224 [ref. 37497]). Current status: Valid as Dawkinsia lepida (Day 1868). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: Bhavani, Muvattupuzha and Chalakudy River drainages, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, south India. Habitat: freshwater.