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Piaractus
Eigenmann 1903

Genus   Piaractus
AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
AuthorNI   Eigenmann
Qualification   ---
Year   1903
Status   Valid
Gender   masculine
Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Characiformes
Family   Serrasalmidae
Subfamily   ---
Tribe   ---
Original Genus   Piaractus
Original AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
Original AuthorNI   Eigenmann
Original Family   Serrasalmidae
Original Sub Family   ---
Original Year   1903
Gender   masculine

Type Species   Myletes brachypomus
Type Species AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Type Species AuthorNI   Cuvier
Type Species Qualification   ---
Type Species Year   1817
Type Designation   Type by original designation (also monotypic).
Current Genus   Piaractus
Current AuthorWI   Eigenmann [C. H.]
Current AuthorNI   Eigenmann
Current Year   1903
Current Family   Serrasalmidae
Current Summary   Valid as Piaractus  Eigenmann 1903. Serrasalmidae.
 
Name History   • Synonym of Colossoma  Eigenmann & Kennedy 1903, but a valid subgenus Piaractus  -- (Géry 1976:50 [ref. 14199], Géry 1977:255 [ref. 1597]). • Valid as Piaractus  Eigenmann 1903 -- (Géry 1986:97 [ref. 6012], Géry et al. 1987:441 [ref. 6001], Machado-Allison 1986:1 [ref. 12757], Taphorn 1992:298 [ref. 23654], Britski et al. 1999:62 [ref. 24147], Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:187 [ref. 27061], Mirande 2009:6 [ref. 30267] in Serrasalmidae, Mirande 2010:471 [ref. 31006], Oliveira et al. 2011:11 [ref. 31685]).
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