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tricuspidatus, Carcharias Day [F.] 1878:713, Pl. 186 (fig. 1) [The fishes of India Part 4; ref. 4887] Seas of Sind [Baluchistan], Pakistan. Holotype (unique): ZSI 2337 or 2772 (lost). Day specimens or part of holotype: BMNH 1889.2.1.4373 (jaws). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:154 [ref. 23762]. Carcharias cuspidatus and Odontaspis tricuspitatus are misspellings (see Compagno 2001:58 [ref. 26323]). Reasons for loss of ZSI type specimens during WWII see Chopra 1947:349-350 [ref. 33077]. •Valid as Odontaspis tricuspidata (Day 1878) -- (Dor 1984:2 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:1 [ref. 25356]). •Valid as Odontaspis tricuspidatus (Day 1878) -- (Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:220 [ref. 36138]). •Valid as Eugomphodus tricuspidatus (Day 1878) -- (Compagno 1984:218 [ref. 6474]). •Questionably valid as Carcharias tricuspidatus Day 1878 and possible synonym of Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 -- (Compagno 1999:477 [ref. 25589]). •Questionably a synonym of Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 -- (Compagno 2001:58 [ref. 26323]). •Valid as Carcharias tricuspidatus Day 1878 with question -- (Weigmann 2016:16 [ref. 34211]). •Valid as Carcharias tricuspidatus Day 1878 -- (Golani & Fricke 2018:8 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Carcharias tricuspidatus Day 1878. Odontaspididae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.