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yepezi, Potamotrygon Castex [M. N.] & Castello [H. P.] 1970:16, Pl. [Acta Scientifica del Departamento de Zoología, Instituto Latinoamericano de Fisiología y Reproducción, Universidad del Salvador No. 8; ref. 7723] Río Palmar at bridge, 70 kilometers southwest of Maracaibo, southeastern Maracaibo Lake region, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121662. Paratypes: Univ. El Salvador [ex USNM 121668] (1), Univ. El Salvadore [ex USNM 121664] (1); USNM 121659-60 (2, 1), 121663-65 (1, 1, 1), 121667-68 (1, now 1). Plus additional material. •Valid as Potamotrygon yepezi Castex & Castello 1970 -- (Nishida 1990:92 [ref. 19783], Galvis et al. 1997:26 [ref. 23651], Compagno 1999:495 [ref. 25589], Carvalho et al. in Reis et al. 2003:26 [ref. 27061], Rosa et al. 2008:7 [ref. 29564], Carvalho & Lovejoy 2011:46 [ref. 31182], Carvalho et al. 2011:26 [ref. 31264], Weigmann 2016:158 [ref. 34211], Carvalho 2016:562 [ref. 34666], Carvalho 2016:6 [ref. 34730], Carvalho 2016:653 [ref. 34997], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:33 [ref. 35633], Ehemann et al. 2019:[7] [ref. 36861]). Current status: Valid as Potamotrygon yepezi Castex & Castello 1970. Potamotrygonidae: Potamotrygoninae. Distribution: South America: Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.


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