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retropinnis, Polypterus Vaillant [L. L.] in Rivière [É.] 1886:17 [La Revue scientifique: revue hebdomadaire illustrée (Revue rose), éd. par Jean Duhem. v. 38 [series 3: v. 23 (no. 1)]; ref. 17852] Alima River, Upper Congo. Lectotype: MNHN 1886-0295. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1907.12.3.4 [ex MNHN] (1), MNHN 1886-0297 (1). Type catalog: Bertin 1940:247 [ref. 293] with a holotype, Moritz & Britz 2019:[68] [ref. 36886]. Described with much more detail by Vaillant 1899:219 [ref. 14711], or on p. 1 of separate. Lectotype designated by Schliewen & Schäfer 2006:31 [ref. 28498]. •Valid as Polypterus retropinnis Vaillant 1886 -- (Gosse 1984:25 [ref. 6169], Gosse 1988:243 [ref. 6868], Poll & Gosse 1995:28 [ref. 24781], Britz 2004:183 [ref. 27800], Britz 2007:171 [ref. 30014], Moritz & Britz 2019:[68] [ref. 36886]). Current status: Valid as Polypterus retropinnis Vaillant 1886. Polypteridae. Distribution: Western Africa: Congo River basin. Habitat: freshwater.