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variolus, Chaetostomus Cope [E. D.] 1872:288 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 23; ref. 921] Río Ambyiacu, Peru. Syntypes: ANSP 21284-85 (2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:125 [ref. 13621], Ferraris 2007:225 [ref. 29155]. Original genus is correctly Chaetostoma. •Valid as Ancistrus variolus (Cope 1872) -- (Isbrücker 1980:74 [ref. 2303], Ortega & Vari 1986:16 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:437 [ref. 12860], Isbrücker 2001:25, 26 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:12 [ref. 27178], Fisch-Muller in Reis et al. 2003:379 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:225 [ref. 29155], Barriga Salazar 2014:113 [ref. 35745]). Current status: Valid as Ancistrus variolus (Cope 1872). Loricariidae: Hypostominae. Distribution: Peru. Habitat: freshwater.