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melanopterum, Megalobrycon Cope [E. D.] 1872:262, Pl. 13 (fig. 1) [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 23; ref. 921] Río Ambyiacu, Peru. Lectotype: ANSP 8035. Paralectotype: ANSP 8036 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:51 [ref. 13621]. Type selected by Fowler 1907:447 [ref. 1374]. •Valid as Brycon melanopterus (Cope 1872) -- (Howes 1982:32, 34 [ref. 14201], Ortega & Vari 1986:7 [ref. 9708], Géry & Mahnert 1992:802 [ref. 27146], Lima in Reis et al. 2003:177 [ref. 27061], Lima 2004:282 [ref. 27858], Sarmiento et al. 2014:44, 184 [ref. 35004], Lima 2017:134 [ref. 35071] dated 1871, DoNascimiento et al. 2017:63 [ref. 35633], Meza-Vargas et al. 2021:20 [ref. 39298]). Current status: Valid as Brycon melanopterus (Cope 1872). Bryconidae: Bryconinae. Distribution: South America: Amazon River basin (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil). Habitat: freshwater.


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