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macropterus, Pimelodus Lichtenstein [M. H. C.] 1819:59 [Zoologisches Magazin (Wiedemann) 1819, v. 1 (pt 3); ref. 17526] Brazil. Syntypes or holotype: ZMB 3055 (1). Type catalog: Silfvergrip & Paepke 1997:170 [ref. 24006] as holotype, Ferraris 2007:332 [ref. 29155] as holotype. •Valid as Calophysus macropterus (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:14 [ref. 9708] as Callophysus, Burgess 1989:275 [ref. 12860], Chang & Ortega 1995:5 [ref. 24302], Lasso et al. 2001:99 [ref. 25928], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:332 [ref. 29155], Barriga S. 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:165, 192 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633], Grant 2019:16 [ref. 36756]). Current status: Valid as Calophysus macropterus (Lichtenstein 1819). Pimelodidae. Distribution: South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.