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empousa, Scoloplax Schaefer [S. A.], Weitzman [S. H.] & Britski [H. A.] 1989:194, Figs. 7, 8, 11 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 141; ref. 13514] Rio Ivinheima 70 kilometers upstream from its confluence with Rio Paraná, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, 22°35'S, 53°30'W. Holotype: MZUSP 39075. Paratypes: AMNH 58293 (5); ANSP 162804 (5); MHNG 2437.11 (5); MZUSP 39076 (5); NRM 14586 (5); UMMZ 214696 (5); USNM 300625 (5), 300626 (2, c&s), 300627 (2, c&s); ZMA 120504 (5); ZSM 26751-55 (4, 5, 33 now 26, 110 now 107, 38). Type catalog: Ferraris & Vari 1992:39 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:367 [ref. 29155], Neumann 2011:277 [ref. 31652]. •Valid as Scoloplax empousa Schaefer, Weitzman & Britski 1989 -- (Schaefer 1990:207 [ref. 16640], Burgess & Finley 1996:170 [ref. 22901], de Pinna 1998:302 [ref. 23847], Britski et al. 1999:123 [ref. 24147], Costa & Le Bail 1999:1028 [ref. 24187], Sazima et al. 2000:89 [ref. 24468], Schaefer in Reis et al. 2003:311 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:367 [ref. 29155], Rocha et al. 2008:326 [ref. 29838], Rocha et al. 2012:675 [ref. 32361], Sarmiento et al. 2014:177, 192 [ref. 35004]). Current status: Valid as Scoloplax empousa Schaefer, Weitzman & Britski 1989. Scoloplacidae. Distribution: Amazon and Paraguay/Paraná River basins: Bolivia and Brazil. Habitat: freshwater.


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