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bufonius, Pimelodus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:154 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Cayenne, French Guiana [probably Paramaribo, Suriname]. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8971. Type information: Boeseman 1972:295 [ref. 19698]. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:355 [ref. 29155], Grant 2020:25 [ref. 37892]. For locality information see Boeseman 1972:295 [ref. 19698]. •Synonym of Pseudopimelodus zungaro (Humboldt 1833), but a valid subspecies -- (Burgess 1989:276 [ref. 12860], Galvis et al. 1997:69 [ref. 23651]). •Valid as Pseudopimelodus bufonius (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Grant 1999:50 [ref. 24295], Le Bail et al. 2000:110 [ref. 24549], Shibatta in Reis et al. 2003:403 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:355 [ref. 29155], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:95 [ref. 35633], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:80 [ref. 35773], Grant 2020:25 [ref. 37892], Restrepo-Gómez et al. 2020:20 [ref. 37755], Grant 2021:209 [ref. 38702]). Current status: Valid as Pseudopimelodus bufonius (Valenciennes 1840). Pseudopimelodidae: Pseudopimelodinae. Distribution: South America: rivers of northeastern South America from Lake Maracaibo basin (Orinoco) to eastern Brazil (Amazon): Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela and Guyana. Habitat: freshwater.


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