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bovalii, Poecilocharax Eigenmann [C. H.] 1909:34 [Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 6 (no. 1); ref. 1222] Creek at Savannah Landing, Guyana. Holotype: FMNH 53544 [ex CM 1136]. Paratypes: (over 220) BMNH 1917.11.2.5-6 (2); FMNH 72626 (26), 75956 (100), 105929 [ex FMNH 53544] (1); MCZ 29950 (5); CAS-SU 21933 (7), 24657 (4); USNM 120430 (1); ZMA 110648 (5), 110649 (1). Type catalog: Henn 1928:57 [ref. 12305] as bovallii, Böhlke 1953:26 [ref. 12291], Nijssen et al. 1982:24 [ref. 19236], Böhlke 1984:44 [ref. 13621], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:68 [ref. 12367], Vari & Howe 1991:34 [ref. 19022]. Two types (i.e. 2 holotypes) were listed in the original description; authors have interpreted one of them as holotype as recorded in the FMNH catalog. Ibarra & Stewart list 171 specimens from 4 localities as now present at FMNH. Appeared originally as bovalii, but named for the family Bovalius, i.e. Dr. Bovalius and his brother, Dr. Ed. Bovalius, therefore mandatory correction to bovaliorum. •Valid as Poecilocharax bovaliorum Eigenmann 1909 -- (Géry 1970:17 [ref. 34971] as bovallii, Buckup in Reis et al. 2003:93 [ref. 27061] as bovalii). Current status: Valid as Poecilocharax bovaliorum Eigenmann 1909. Crenuchidae: Crenuchinae. Distribution: Kaieteur Falls on Potaro River, Guyana. Habitat: freshwater.