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platorynchus, Accipenser Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820:247 [Western Revue and Miscellaneous Magazine: a monthly publ., devoted to literature and science, Lexington, KY v. 3 (no. 4); ref. 5088] Ohio, Wabash and Cumberland rivers, U.S.A. No types known. Described as belonging to subgenus Sturio, but listed as above. Also in Rafinesque 1820:80 [ref. 3592]. Correct spelling of genus is Acipenser. •Valid as Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Lee et al. 1980:44 [ref. 22416], Robison & Buchanan 1988:80 [ref. 23393], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:12 [ref. 24089], Page & Burr 1991:27 [ref. 18983], Williams & Clemmer 1991:23 [ref. 19118], Boschung 1992:29 [ref. 23239], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:7 [ref. 22290], Etnier & Starnes 1993:102 [ref. 22809], Baxter & Stone 1995:44 [ref. 23374], Stauffer et al. 1995:31 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:25 [ref. 23394], Mayden & Kuhajda 1996:260 [ref. 22395], Mettee et al. 1996:81 [ref. 25836], Bemis et al. 1997:37 [ref. 22871], Lyons et al. 2000:20 [ref. 26594] as platorhynchus, Ross et al. 2001:77 [ref. 25978], Nelson et al. 2004:58 [ref. 27807], Miller & Robison 2004:48 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:107 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2005:7 [ref. 28940], Miller 2006:82 [ref. 28615], Page & Burr 2011:138 [ref. 31215], Hilton et al. 2011:136 [ref. 31407], Page et al. 2013:58 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Rafinesque 1820). Acipenseridae. Distribution: North America: large rivers, United States. Habitat: freshwater.