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ortegai, Cheirodon Vari [R. P.] & Géry [J.] 1980:75, Figs. 1-2 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 93 (no. 1); ref. 8646] Woodland pool along Río Ucayali at Cocha Lobo, 5 kilometers downriver from Masisea, Province Coronel Portillo, Dept. Loreto, Peru. Holotype: AMNH 35950. Paratypes: AMNH 35951 (3, 1 c&s); BMNH 1977.6.9.138 (1); Géry coll. (3). •Valid as Cheirodon ortegai Vari & Géry 1980 -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:8 [ref. 9708], Malabarba & Weitzman 2000:278 [ref. 24413]). •Incertae sedis in Characidae, valid but not in Cheirodon -- [various authors] in Reis et al. 2003:104 [ref. 27061]. Current status: Valid as Cheirodon ortegai Vari & Géry 1980. Characidae: Cheirodontinae. Distribution: Ucayali River basin, Peru. Habitat: freshwater.