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vaillantii, Platystoma Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:21, Pl. 423 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Cayenne, French Guiana; Suriname; Colombia. Syntypes: MNHN B-0158 (1) Suriname or Cayenne, B-0159 (1) Suriname. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:57 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. See Silurus vaillantii Cuvier 1816. •Valid as Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860] as vaillanti, Cervigón 1992:379 [ref. 23827], Le Bail et al. 2000:88 [ref. 24549], Camargo & Isaac 2001:145 [ref. 27639], Ferraris 2003:857 [ref. 26999], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Lundberg & Akama 2005:498 [ref. 28312], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155], Barriga S. 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Ramos et al. 2014:4 [ref. 35321], Sarmiento et al. 2014:164, 192 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633], Marceniuk et al. 2017:39 [ref. 35324], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:80 [ref. 35773]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and major rivers of Guianas and northeastern Brazil: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.