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platychir, Pimelodus Günther [A.] 1864:134 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 5; ref. 1974] Sierra Leone. Syntypes: (4) BMNH 2001.12.5.574-577 (4), ?MNHN 1898-0121 (1). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:35 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:22 [ref. 29155] •Valid as Amphilius platychir (Günther 1864) -- (Skelton & Teugels 1986:54 [ref. 6192], Burgess 1989:114 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:119 [ref. 26480], Paugy et al. 1990:339 [ref. 26477], Lévèque et al. 1991:142 [ref. 31367], Skelton in Lévêque et al. 1992:454 [ref. 21590], Diogo 2003:428 [ref. 26979], Ferraris 2007:22 [ref. 29155], Schmidt & Pezold 2011:521 [ref. 31330], Schmidt & Pezold 2011:530 [ref. 31330], Thomson et al. 2015:62 [ref. 33879], Thomson & Swartz 2018:299 [ref. 35935]). Current status: Valid as Amphilius platychir (Günther 1864). Amphiliidae: Amphiliinae. Distribution: Western Africa: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Habitat: freshwater.