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pterurus, Tylosurus Osburn [R. C.] & Nichols [J. T.] 1916:152, Fig. 6 [Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History v. 35 (art. 16); ref. 15062] Carmen Island, Gulf of California, Mexico, Albatross station 5682. Holotype (unique): USNM 201341 [ex AMNH 5202]. Type catalog: Collette et al. 1992:5 [ref. 19410]. •Synonym of Belone platyura Bennett 1832 -- (Mees 1962:59 [ref. 13277]). •Synonym of Platybelone argalus (Lesueur 1821), but valid subspecies pterura (Osburn & Nichols 1916) -- (Parin 1973 [ref. 7191], Allen & Robertson 1994:90 [ref. 22193], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:922 [ref. 22829], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:267 [ref. 24023], Collette 2003:4, 16 [ref. 27306], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:607 [ref. 34923]). •Valid as Platybelone pterura (Osburn & Nichols 1916) -- (Fourriére et al. 2016:456 [ref. 34668] with author as Leusueur 1821). Current status: Synonym of Platybelone argalus (Lesueur 1821). Belonidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific [if valid]. Habitat: marine.