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capensis, Dipterodon Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:276, Pl. 188 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Lectotype: MNHN A-269. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-763 (1, dry), B-3052 (1, dry). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:168-169 [ref. 20718], Bauchot & Daget 1996:243 [ref. 22899] with syntypes; lectotype apparently established by Pellegrin 1914:233 [ref. 14168] but with wrong locality. Appeared first without distinguishing features in Cuvier 18 •Valid as Coracinus capensis (Cuvier 1831) -- (Smith 1986:602 [ref. 5712], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:165 [ref. 25472]). •Valid as Dichistius capensis (Cuvier 1831) -- (Leis & van der Lingen 1997:100 [ref. 23161], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:248 [ref. 28072], Knudsen & Clements 2013:77 [ref. 33031]). Current status: Valid as Dichistius capensis (Cuvier 1831). Dichistiidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic to southwestern Indian Ocean: southern Africa. Habitat: marine.