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platostomus, Lepisosteus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820:168 [Western Review and Miscellaneous Magazine: a monthly publ., devoted to literature and science, Lexington, KY v. 3 (no. 3); ref. 7306] U.S.A. Neotype: FMNH 110246 (dried specimen). Also in Rafinesque 1820:72 [ref. 3592]. Lepisosteus platystomus G√ľnther 1870:329 [ref. 1995] is an unjustified emendation. Neotype selected by Grande 2010:156 [ref. 31167] but without locality given -- a new specimen with good locality and samples for DNA analysis would have been more appropriate. •Valid as Lepisosteus platostomus Rafinesque 1820 -- (Wiley 1976:46 [ref. 7091], Lee et al. 1980:50 [ref. 22416], Smith 1986:55 [ref. 22186], Robison & Buchanan 1988:93 [ref. 23393], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:24 [ref. 24089], Page & Burr 1991:30 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:30 [ref. 23239], Etnier & Starnes 1993:113 [ref. 22809], Warren et al. 1994:132 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:149 [ref. 25560], Stauffer et al. 1995:37 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:34 [ref. 23394], Mettee et al. 1996:95 [ref. 25836], Scott & Crossman 1998:ix, 104 [ref. 24570], Fuller et al. 1999:26 [ref. 25838], Lyons et al. 2000:21 [ref. 26594], Ross et al. 2001:91 [ref. 25978], Wiley 2003:674 [ref. 26988], Nelson et al. 2004:58 [ref. 27807], Miller & Robison 2004:56 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:119 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2005:8 [ref. 28940], Grande 2010:156 [ref. 31167], Page & Burr 2011:131 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:58 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Lepisosteus platostomus Rafinesque 1820. Lepisosteidae. Distribution: Central and south-central U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater.