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platanus, Pimelodus Günther [A.] 1880:10 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) v. 6 (no. 31) (art. 2); ref. 14279] Río Paraná, tributary of Río de la Plata. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1872.6.8.18. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:335 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Megalonema platanus (Günther 1880) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:14 [ref. 9708]). •Valid as Iheringichthys platanus (Günther 1880) -- (Menni 2004:83 [ref. 28131]). •Valid as Megalonema platanum (Günther 1880) -- (Burgess 1989:275 [ref. 12860], Gómez & Chebez 1996:60 [ref. 23791], Britski et al. 1999:104 [ref. 24147], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:437 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:59 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:83 [ref. 28131], Ferraris 2007:335 [ref. 29155], Litz & Koerber 2014:19 [ref. 33622], Sarmiento et al. 2014:192 [ref. 35004], Mirande & Koerber 2015:32 [ref. 35117], Bertaco et al. 2016:420 [ref. 34561], Nión et al. 2016:34 [ref. 35565], Koerber et al. 2017:48 [ref. 35267]). Current status: Valid as Megalonema platanum (Günther 1880). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Paraná River basin: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. Habitat: freshwater.