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atlanticus, Pristiurus Vaillant [L. L.] 1888:59, Pl. 1 (figs. 1, 1a-1d) [Exp√©ditions scientifiques du "Travailleur" et du "Talisman"; ref. 4496] Off Cape Spartel, northwestern coast of Morocco, depth 540 meters. Holotype (unique): MNHN 1884-0387. Type catalog: Bertin 1939:68 [ref. 20739]. •Synonym of Galeus melastomus Rafinesque 1810 -- (Springer 1973:20 [ref. 7162], Compagno 1984:312 [ref. 6474] with question, Springer 1990:91 [ref. 19319]). •Questionably a synonym of Galeus polli Cadenat 1959 -- (Compagno 1984:316 [ref. 6846]). •Valid as Galeus atlanticus (Vaillant 1888) -- (Muñoz-Chápuli & Ortega 1985:219 [ref. 22243], Compagno & Stevens 1993:188 [ref. 20843], Compagno 1999:479 [ref. 25589], Rey et al. 2006:7 [ref. 29427], Bañon et al. 2010:4 [ref. 31029], Weigmann 2016:39 [ref. 34211], Compagno 2016:1265 [ref. 34544]). Current status: Valid as Galeus atlanticus (Vaillant 1888). Pentanchidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.