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osseus, Esox Linnaeus [C.] 1758:313 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] North America. Lectotype: NRM 95. Type catalog: Wheeler 1985:23-24 [ref. 20705]. Based on literature sources and one specimen. Type information: Goode & Bean 1885:199 [ref. 1841] and Wheeler 18985:24. Lectotype established in Grande 2010:28 [ref. 31167]. •Valid as Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Wiley 1976:49 [ref. 7091], Lee et al. 1980:49 [ref. 22416], Smith 1986:53 [ref. 22186], Robison & Buchanan 1988:92 [ref. 23393], Scott & Scott 1988:72 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:43 [ref. 14674], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:23 [ref. 24089], Page & Burr 1991:30 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:30 [ref. 23239], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:8 [ref. 22290], Etnier & Starnes 1993:112 [ref. 22809], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:196 [ref. 21581], Warren et al. 1994:132 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:149 [ref. 25560], Stauffer et al. 1995:36 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:33 [ref. 23394], Mettee et al. 1996:93 [ref. 25836], Murdy et al. 1997:56 [ref. 23144], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:203 [ref. 23897], Scott & Crossman 1998:105 [ref. 24570], Lyons et al. 2000:21 [ref. 26594], Ross et al. 2001:89 [ref. 25978], Wiley 2003:678 [ref. 26988], Nelson et al. 2004:58 [ref. 27807], Bailey et al. 2004:64 [ref. 27882], Miller & Robison 2004:55 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:118 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2005:8 [ref. 28940], Miller 2006:84 [ref. 28615], Grande 2010:27 [ref. 31167], Page & Burr 2011:142 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:58 [ref. 32708], Robins et al. 2018:49 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Lepisosteus osseus (Linnaeus 1758). Lepisosteidae. Distribution: North America from Canada to Mexico. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.