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fasciatus, Silurus Linnaeus [C.] 1766:505 [Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1); ref. 2786] Mazaruni-Potaro tributaries of Essequibo River, Guyanas, 5°31'39.5"N, 58°37'43.6"W. Neotype: FMNH 116903. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:341 [ref. 29155]. Neotype [INHS 48973] mentioned by Buitrago-Suárez 2006:120 [ref. 28917] should be disregarded (pers. comm. Buitrago-Suárez 11/07). Buitrago-Suárez & Burr 2007:9 [ref. 29327] selected FMNH 116903 as the neotype. Based on multiple sources including the 'Mystus maculosus ...' of Seba 1759:84, Pl. 19, fig. 6 (v. 3) [ref. 18716], the 'Mystus cirris sex ...' of Gronow 1763:125 [ref. 1910], which latter work was based on the 'Bagre alia species (No. 5)' of Markgraf von Liebstadt 1648:174 (v. 4) [ref. 30347], the 'Bagre quinta' of Ray 1713:82 [ref. 30231], and the 'Bagre' of Willughby 1686: Pl. H7, fig. 2 [ref. 30164]. •Valid as Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:15 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860], Gómez & Chebez 1996:60 [ref. 23791], Sverlij et al. 1998:61 [ref. 27632], Britski et al. 1999:108 [ref. 24147], Loubens & Panfili 2000:13 [ref. 24465], Le Bail et al. 2000:104 [ref. 24549], Lasso et al. 2001:99 [ref. 25928], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:441 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:61 [ref. 27366], Gallo & Díaz-Sarmiento 2003:599 [ref. 27701], Menni 2004:83 [ref. 28131], Swarça et al. 2005:325 [ref. 28520], Buitrago-Suárez 2006:120 [ref. 28917], Buitrago-Suárez & Burr 2007:8 [ref. 29327], Ferraris 2007:341 [ref. 29155], Barriga S. 2014:114 [ref. 35745] as cf. fasciatum, Sarmiento et al. 2014:172, 192 [ref. 35004], Ramos et al. 2014:4 [ref. 35321], Mirande & Koerber 2015:33 [ref. 35117], DoNascimiento 2016:534 [ref. 34727], Nión et al. 2016:34 [ref. 35565]). Current status: Valid as Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (Linnaeus 1766). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia. Habitat: freshwater.