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platycephalus, Pimelodus Girard [C. F.] 1859:161 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 11 (nos. 60-77); ref. 18087] Savannah River drainage, near Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.A. Lectotype: ANSP 8473 [ex USNM 1534]. Paralectotypes: MCZ 36001 [ex USNM 1534] (1), MNHN 0000-0484 [ex USNM 1534] (1), USNM 1534 (7, now 5). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:115 [ref. 13621], Ferraris & Vari 1992:24 [ref. 19771], Gilbert 1998:224 [ref. 23395], Ferraris 2007:206 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype selected by Yerger & Relyea 1968:364 [ref. 17753]. •Valid as Ictalurus platycephalus (Girard 1859) -- (Lee et al. 1980:444 [ref. 22416], Burgess 1989:35 [ref. 12860]). •Valid as Ameiurus platycephalus (Girard 1859) -- (Page & Burr 1991:196 [ref. 18983], Etnier & Starnes 1993:304 [ref. 22809], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:541 [ref. 21581], Gilbert 1998:224 [ref. 23395], Fuller et al. 1999:199 [ref. 25838], Hardman & Page 2003:21 [ref. 26687], Nelson et al. 2004:81 [ref. 27807], Scharpf 2006:154 [ref. 30386], Ferraris 2007:206 [ref. 29155], Page & Burr 2011:347 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:83 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Ameiurus platycephalus (Girard 1859). Ictaluridae. Distribution: Southeastern U.S.A.: Altamaha River drainage, Georgia, north to Roanoke River drainage, Virginia and North Carolina. Habitat: freshwater.