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Polypterus retropinnis (non Vaillant, 1899)
Misapplied name for Polypterus mokelembembe (non Vaillant, 1899)
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Polypterus; Species: retropinnis; (non Vaillant, 1899)
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
misapplied name, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Part of the type-material of Polypterus retropinnis [BMNH 1907.12.3.4 and MNHN 1886-0297] represents a different species, Polypterus mokelembembe (Ref. 56367).
  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, poly = a lot of + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Misapplied name

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