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notatus, Synodontis Vaillant [L. L.] 1893:17 [5] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (8th Série) v. 5 (no. 1); ref. 14519] Congo. Holotype: MNHN 1892-0080. Vaillant specimens: MNHN 1886-436 (1, "holotype"), 1886-0435 (1), 0437 to 0439 (1, 1, 1). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:49 [ref. 19575] but with holotype and paratypes, Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155]. On p. 5 of separate. New name for Synodontis maculatus Vaillant 1892, to avoid confusion with Synodontis maculosus Rüppell 1829 (= Synodontis schall); regarded as an unneeded replacement name. See Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155] for use of name. Gender of genus treated by us as masculine. •Valid as Synodontis notatus Vaillant 1893 -- (Poll 1971:256 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:137 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:196 [ref. 12860]). •Valid as Synodontis notata Vaillant 1893 -- (Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155] as a nomen protectum). Current status: Valid as Synodontis notatus Vaillant 1893. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: Central Africa: Congo River basin. Habitat: freshwater.