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ornatipinnis, Polypterus Boulenger [G. A.] 1902:23, Pl. 7 (fig. 1) [Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 2 (fasc. 2); ref. 562] Monsemb√©, Upper Congo River. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1901.12.21.1. Type catalog: Moritz & Britz 2019:[48] [ref. 36886]. •Valid as Polypterus ornatipinnis Boulenger 1902 -- (Gosse 1984:23 [ref. 6169], Poll & Gosse 1995:28 [ref. 24781], Seegers 1996:63 [ref. 23725], De Vos et al. 2001:129, 131 [ref. 26059], Britz 2004:185 [ref. 27800], Schliewen & Schäfer 2006:32 [ref. 28498], Skelton 2019:230 [ref. 36564], Moritz & Britz 2019:[48] [ref. 36886]). Current status: Valid as Polypterus ornatipinnis Boulenger 1902. Polypteridae. Distribution: Africa: Congo River system; tributaries to Lake Tanganyika and Lake Edward. Habitat: freshwater.