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formosa, Limia Girard [C. F.] 1859:115 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 11; ref. 27410] Site of Palo Alto battlefield, 19.3 kilometers northeast of Brownsville, Cameron County Texas, U.S.A. Lectotype: USNM 3508 (apparently lost). Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-0439 [ex USNM 3508] (1, not this species) Type catalog: Parenti et al. 1999:12 [ref. 24072]. Locality information and lectotype designation in Miller & Hubbs 1983:816 [ref. 21259]. •Valid as Poecilia formosa (Girard 1859) -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:54 [ref. 7067], Lee et al. 1980:548 [ref. 22416], Pezold & Edwards 1983:104 [ref. 37431], Page & Burr 1991:233 [ref. 18983], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:49 [ref. 22290], Rodriguez 1997:673 [ref. 23266], Parenti et al. 1999:12 [ref. 24072], Fuller et al. 1999:309 [ref. 25838], Meyer & Radda 2000:75 [ref. 25029], Meyer et al. 2002:50 [ref. 26721], Poeser 2003:157 [ref. 26783], Nelson et al. 2004:104 [ref. 27807], Lucinda & Reis 2005:45 [ref. 29205], Miller 2006:234 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2007:20 [ref. 30398], Page & Burr 2011:441 [ref. 31215], Poeser 2011:420 [ref. 31550], Page et al. 2013:109 [ref. 32708], Meyer 2015:221 [ref. 34698], Palacios et al. 2016:232 [ref. 34629] in subgenus Mollienesia, Huber 2019:100 [ref. 36941]). Current status: Valid as Poecilia formosa (Girard 1859). Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: North America: Texas (U.S.A.) and Atlantic slope of northern Mexico. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.


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