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melanurus, Exocoetus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:101 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] New York, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-7603. Type catalog: Bruun 1937:182 [ref. 12982], Collette et al. 1997:12 [ref. 22813]. •Valid as Cypselurus melanurus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Gibbs & Staiger 1970:452 [ref. 7741], Robins & Ray 1986:104 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:308 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:128 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1991:216 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:82 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:318 [ref. 23827], Monteiro et al. 1998:399 [ref. 23732], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:154 [ref. 27754], Parin 2003:1125 [ref. 27018], Wirtz et al. 2007:27 [ref. 30263], Page et al. 2013:101 [ref. 32708]). •Valid as Cheilopogon melanurus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Parin & Gibbs 1990:584 [ref. 16545], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:947 [ref. 23897], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:172 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:70 [ref. 25466], Parin & Belyanina 2000:158 [ref. 24894], Collette in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:291 [ref. 26158], Collette et al. 2003:102 [ref. 26784], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:68 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:100 [ref. 27807], Parin 2009:274 [ref. 30171], Parin & Shakhovskoy 2016:2142 [ref. 34602], Marceniuk et al. 2017:39 [ref. 35324], Shakhovskoy & Parin 2019:36 [ref. 36674]). Current status: Valid as Cheilopogon melanurus (Valenciennes 1847). Exocoetidae. Distribution: Western and eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.