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Galeus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1810:13 [ref. 3594]. Masc. Galeus melastomus Rafinesque 1810. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Fowler 1908:53 [ref. 6847]; Squalus mustelus as used by Jordan & Evermann 1896:29 [ref. 2443] not precise enough for type designation. Also appeared as new (sensu Aristoteles) in Billberg 1833:51 [ref. 34146]; see Kullander 2016:107 [ref. 34147]. •Valid as Galeus Rafinesque 1810 -- (Springer 1973:20 [ref. 7162], Nakaya 1975:40 [ref. 7083], Springer 1979:47 [ref. 4175], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:97 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:306 [ref. 6846], Bass 1986:90 [ref. 5635], Séret 1987:18 [6267], Cappetta 1987:111 [ref. 6348], Tachikawa & Taniuchi 1987 [ref. 6712], Compagno 1988:134 [ref. 13488], Paxton et al. 1989:73 [ref. 12442], Compagno & Stevens 1993:172 [ref. 20843], Compagno 1999:479 [ref. 25589], Compagno 2003:447 [ref. 26984], Compagno et al. 2005:25 [ref. 29145], Hoese et al. 2006:86 [ref. 28999], Gledhill et al. 2008:179 [ref. 29686], Séret & Last 2008:19 [ref. 29702], White 2008:62 [ref. 30617], Castro 2011:292 [ref. 31457], Parin et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33547], Dyldin 2015:48 [ref. 34524], Bañón et al. 2016:300 [ref. 34397]). Current status: Valid as Galeus Rafinesque 1810. Pentanchidae.