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buettikoferi, Polypterus Steindachner [F.] 1891:179 [Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 13 (no. 3) (art. 23); ref. 18788] Mahfa River; Solymah River; swamps at Buluma and Juring, Liberia, western Africa. Lectotype: RMNH 5396 (largest of 2). Paralectotypes: RMNH 5332 (5), 5371 (2), 5396 (1). Species originally spelled as b├╝ttikoferi, correction manditory. •Synonym of Polypterus palmas Ayres 1850 -- (Gosse 1984:24 [ref. 6169], Paugy et al. 1990:332 [ref. 26477] as büttikoferi, Gosse in Lévêque et al. 1990:85 [ref. 21589]). •Synonym of Polypterus palmas Ayres 1850, but a valid subspecies buettikoferi Steindachner 1891 -- (Hanssens et al. 1995:701 [ref. 22406], Britz 2004:184 [ref. 27800], Schliewen & Schäfer 2006:32 [ref. 28498]). Current status: Synonym of Polypterus palmas Ayres 1850. Polypteridae. Habitat: freshwater.