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lacerta, Barbus Heckel [J. J.] 1843:1044 [54] [Ichthyologie [von Syrien]. In Russegger v. 1 (pt 2); ref. 2066] Kueik [Qwaik] River near Aleppo, Syria. Lectotype: NMW 54227-1. Paralectotypes: NMW 54227-2-4 (3); SMF 3471 [ex NMW in 1844] (1), ZMB 3236 [ex NMW] (1). Illustrated in Heckel 1843: Pl. 2. (fig. 1) (ref. 2067). On p. 54 of separate [ref. 2067]. Lectotype selected by Bogutskaya in Banarescu & Bogutskaya 2003:251 [ref. 27353] but not at this time (Jan. 2004) acceptable according to the 1999 code. Species name a noun in apposition, therefore correct as lacerta. •Questionably valid -- (Coad 1991:14 [ref. 15702], Coad 1995:12 [ref. 23608]). •Valid as Barbus lacerta Heckel 1843 -- (Berg 1949:695 [ref. 20661], Coad 1996:71 [ref. 25297], Coad 1998:102 [ref. 23869], Bogutskaya in Bănărescu & Bogutskaya 2003:251 [ref. 27353], Fricke et al. 2007:33 [ref. 29533], Ninua & Japoshvili 2008:165 [ref. 31251], Coad 2010:120 [ref. 36620], Esmaeili et al. 2010:367 [ref. 33391], Levin et al. 2012:544 [ref. 33912], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:866 [ref. 34062], Çiçek et al. 2015:144 [ref. 35151], Khaefi et al. 2017:40 [ref. 35140], Esmaeili et al. 2017:37 [ref. 35254], Khaefi et al. 2017:100 [ref. 35344], Esmaeili et al. 2018:17 [ref. 36089], Turan et al. 2018:542 [ref. 36092]). Current status: Valid as Barbus lacerta Heckel 1843. Cyprinidae: Barbinae. Distribution: Euphrates and Tigris River basins: Turkey, Syria, Iran, Iraq. Habitat: freshwater.