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Bunocephalus melas


Bunocephalus melas was originally described as Bunocephalus melas by Cope in 1874. It belongs to the family Aspredinidae and subfamily Aspredininae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   melas
AuthorWI   Cope [E. D.]
AuthorNI   Cope
Qualification   ---
Year   1874
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Aspredinidae
Aspredininae Aspredininae
Genus   Bunocephalus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Aspredinidae
Subfamily   Aspredininae
Genus   Bunocephalus
Original Name   Bunocephalus        
Taxon Name   melas
Original Combination   Bunocephalus melas
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Bunocephalus melas
OriginalSubGenus   Bunocephalus
Original Author   Cope
Original AuthorWI   Cope [E. D.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1874
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Aspredininae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Nauta, Peru.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:22 [ref. 13621], Ferraris 2007:58 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ANSP 21235 (in pieces)
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 26
Page   132

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Bunocephalus aleuropsis
Current Species aleuropsis
Current Genus Bunocephalus
Current AuthorWI Cope [E. D.]
Current AuthorNI Cope
Current Year 1870
Current Family Aspredinidae
Current Subfamily
Aspredininae Aspredininae

Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Synonym of Bunocephalus aleuropsis  Cope 1870. Aspredinidae: Aspredininae.
Name History   •Valid as Benocephalus melas Cope 1874 -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:14 [ref. 9708]). •Synonym of Dysichthys aleuropsis (Cope 1870) -- (Mees 1988:90 [ref. 6401], Mees 1989:204 [ref. 13383]). •Synonym of Bunocephalus aleuropsis Cope 1870 -- (Friel in Reis et al. 2003:262 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:58 [ref. 29155]).

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albifasciatus Bunocephalus albifasciatus Fowler [H. W.] 1943Synonym
aleuropsis Bunocephalus aleuropsis Cope [E. D.] 1870Valid
aloikae Bunocephalus aloikae Hoedeman [J. J.] 1961Valid
amaurus Bunocephalus amaurus Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Valid
amaurus aloikae Bunocephalus amaurus aloikae Hoedeman [J. J.] 1961Synonym
amaurus sipaliwini Bunocephalus amaurus sipaliwini Hoedeman [J. J.] 1961Synonym
amazonicus Bunocephalus amazonicus (Mees [G. F.] 1989)Synonym
australis Bunocephalus australis (Eigenmann [C. H.] & Ward [D. P.] in Eigenmann, McAtee & Ward 1907)Synonym
bicolor Bunocephalus bicolor Steindachner [F.] 1882Synonym
bifidus Bunocephalus bifidus Eigenmann [C. H.] in Eigenmann & Allen 1942Synonym
carvalhoi Bunocephalus carvalhoi Miranda Ribeiro [P. de] 1944Synonym
chamaizelus Bunocephalus chamaizelus Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Valid
colombianus Bunocephalus colombianus Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Valid
coracoideus Bunocephalus coracoideus (Cope [E. D.] 1874)Valid
depressus Bunocephalus depressus Haseman [J. D.] 1911Synonym
dolichurus Bunocephalus dolichurus Delsman [N. C.] 1941Synonym
doriae Bunocephalus doriae Boulenger [G. A.] 1902Valid
erondinae Bunocephalus erondinae Cardoso [A. R.] 2010Valid
gronovii Bunocephalus gronovii (Bleeker [P.] 1858)Synonym
haggini Bunocephalus haggini Eigenmann [C. H.] & Allen [W. R.] 1942Synonym
hartii Bunocephalus hartti Carvalho [T. P.], Cardoso [A. R.], Friel [J. P.] & Reis [R. E.] 2015Valid
hertzi Bunocephalus hertzi Esguícero [A. L. H.], Castro [R. M. C.] & Pereira [T. N. A.] 2020Valid
hypsiurus Bunocephalus hypsiurus Kner [R.] 1855Synonym
iheringi Bunocephalus iheringi Boulenger [G. A.] 1891Synonym
iheringii Bunocephalus iheringii Boulenger [G. A.] 1891Synonym
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