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variatus, Platypoecilus Meek [S. E.] 1904:146, Pl. 10 [Field Columbian Museum, Zo√∂logical Series v. 5; ref. 2958] Valles, San Luis Potos√≠, Mexico. Holotype: FMNH 4501. Paratypes: FMNH 4449 (40), 4461 (6), 4471 (24), 4486 (18), 4501-02 (1, 10), 14360-61 (5, 1), 14435-36 (4, 3), 72570 (3). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:67 [ref. 12367]. •Valid as Xiphophorus variatus (Meek 1904) -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:64 [ref. 7067], Rosen 1979:353 [ref. 22796], Lee et al. 1980:556 [ref. 22416], Page & Burr 1991:234 [ref. 18983], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:56 [ref. 22290], Rodriguez 1997:674 [ref. 23266], Fuller et al. 1999:319 [ref. 25838], Morris et al. 2001:69 [ref. 25123], Sakai et al. 2001:89 [ref. 25693], Meyer & Schartl 2002:59 [ref. 26066], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:575 [ref. 27061], Chen & Borowsky 2004:27 [ref. 27672], Nelson et al. 2004:106 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:296 [ref. 28379], Lucinda & Reis 2005:44 [ref. 29205], Miller 2006:263 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2007:24 [ref. 30398], Minckley & Marsh 2009:258 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:443 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:112 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:997 [ref. 33194], Meyer 2015:408 [ref. 34698], Robins et al. 2018:237 [ref. 35886], Huber 2019:152 [ref. 36941]). Current status: Valid as Xiphophorus variatus (Meek 1904). Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: Atlantic slope of Mexico; Colombia (introduced), and introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.