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occidentalis, Pimelodus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:203 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Senegal. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8971 (poor condiditon). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:30 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:154 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Pimelodus occidentalis Valenciennes 1840 -- (Teugels et al. 1991:511 [ref. 19030]). •Valid as Auchenoglanis occidentalis (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Bailey & Stewart 1984:39 [ref. 5232], Risch 1986:5 [ref. 6190], Burgess 1989:71 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:118 [ref. 26480], Paugy et al. 1990:339 [ref. 26477], Mo 1991:157 [ref. 19952], Risch in Lévêque et al. 1992:422 [ref. 21590], Seegers 1996:179 [ref. 23725], Dankwa et al. 1999:34 [ref. 28023], De Vos et al. 2001:130, 131 [ref. 26059], Geerinckx et al. 2003:24 [ref. 27023], Seegers et al. 2003:36 [ref. 28087], Ferraris 2007:154 [ref. 29155], Geerinckx et al. 2007:593 [ref. 30028], Retzer 2010:44 [ref. 31026], Geerinckx & Vreven 2013:3002 [ref. 36399], Neumann et al. 2016:305 [ref. 35036], Okwiri et al. 2018:123 [ref. 36031]). Current status: Valid as Auchenoglanis occidentalis (Valenciennes 1840). Claroteidae: Auchenoglanidinae. Distribution: West African rivers from the Senegal River to the Cross and Chad basins, Congo basin including Lakes Mweru and Tanganyika, upper Nile River basin and Lake Turkana, Africa. Habitat: freshwater.