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melanopterus, Synodontis Boulenger [G. A.] 1903:327, Pl. 29 (fig. 1) [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1902, v. 2 (pt 2); ref. 15009] Oguta, Niger Delta, southern Nigeria. Lectotype: BMNH 1902.10.25.3. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1902.10.25.4 (1). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:317 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype selected in Poll 1971:114 [ref. 7700]. Gender of genus treated by us as masculine. •Valid as Synodontis melanopterus Boulenger 1903 -- (Poll 1971:114 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:133 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:196 [ref. 12860], Lévèque et al. 1991:143 [ref. 31367], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1992:546 [ref. 21590], Willoughby 1994:29 [ref. 22047]). •Valid as Synodontis melanoptera Boulenger 1903 -- (Ferraris 2007:317 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis melanopterus Boulenger 1903. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: West-central Africa. Habitat: freshwater.