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scaphyceps, Plecostomus Nichols [J. T.] 1919:416 [8], 425 [8] [Revista do Museu Paulista v. 11; ref. 15221] Cerqueira Cezar, São Paulo State, Brazil. Holotype: AMNH 7152. Paratype: MZUSP [ex DZSASP] 1014 (1). Type catalog: Britski 1969:209 [ref. 12401], Ferraris 2007:260 [ref. 29155]. On p. 8 of both Portuguese and English sections of separate. Spelled twice as scaplyceps in Portuguese portion and twice as scaphyceps in English portion (which we regard as one work). Earliest first reviser located is Fowler 1954:194 [ref. 1465] who selected scaphyceps. •Valid as Hypostomus scaphyceps (Nichols 1919) -- (Isbrücker 1980:33-34 [ref. 2303], Burgess 1989:432 [ref. 12860], Isbrücker 2001:28, 31 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:19 [ref. 27178], Weber in Reis et al. 2003:362 [ref. 27061], Armbruster 2004:80 [ref. 27644], Ferraris 2007:260 [ref. 29155]). •Synonym of Hypostomus albopunctatus (Regan 1908) -- (Zawadzki et al. 2019:[4] [ref. 37170]). Current status: Synonym of Hypostomus albopunctatus (Regan 1908). Loricariidae: Hypostominae. Habitat: freshwater.