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guacamaia, Scarus Cuvier [G.] (ex Parra) 1829:265 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Havana, Cuba. Cuvier & Valenciennes specimens: MNHN B-2038 (1) St. Thomas, Antilles. Type information: Bauchot & Guibé 1960:294 [ref. 20736] but for Valenciennes 1839 [MNHN B.2038 from St. Tomas]. Available from footnote as, "le Grand scare à machoirees bleues, Sc, guacamaia, Nob. Parra, XXVI" [Parra, 1787:54, Pl. 26 [ref. 6840] 'Guacamaya']. Also in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1839:178 [ref. 4882]. •Valid as Scarus guacamaia Cuvier 1829 -- (Herrera 1896:58 [ref. 39336], Robins & Ray 1986:209 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1992:393 [ref. 23827], Bellwood 1994:67 [ref. 19116], Cervigón 1994:36 [ref. 24488], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:299 [ref. 25013], Parenti & Randall 2000:57 [ref. 24943], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:164 [ref. 27754], Moura et al. 2001:518 [ref. 25371], Westneat 2003:1731 [ref. 27105], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:93 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:45 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:156 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:535 [ref. 28815], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:64 [ref. 33341], Robertson et al. 2016:147, 151 [ref. 34961], Robertson et al. 2020:157 [ref. 38098]). Current status: Valid as Scarus guacamaia Cuvier 1829. Scaridae: Scarinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.


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