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pulchra, Raja Liu [F. H.] 1932:162, Figs. 10-10a [The Science reports of National Tsing Hua University. Series B: Biological and psychological sciences. v. 1 (no. 5); ref. 13895] Tsingtao, China. Holotype: THUB 1449. Paratypes: THUB 1443 (1), 1448 (1), 1450 (1). Possibly preoccupied by Raja pulchra Schafhäutl 1863:249 [Süd-Bayerns Lethaea Geognostica], fossil from the Eocene; currently fossil Dasyatis pulchra (Schafhäutl 1863). •Valid in an unnamed new genus -- (Compagno 1999:493 [ref. 25589]). •Valid as Raja pulchra Liu 1932 -- (Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:13 [ref. 6441], Ishihara 1987:278 [ref. 6264], Séret 1989:128 [ref. 12827], Cheng & Zhou 1997:46 [ref. 26385], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:7 [ref. 24670], McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], Dolganov 1999:429 [ref. 24873], Jeong 1999:205 [ref. 25171], Nakabo 2000:172 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:172 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:66, 484 [ref. 26218], Shinohara et al. 2005:398 [ref. 28370], Parin et al. 2014:37 [ref. 33547]). •Valid as Beringraja pulchra (Liu 1932) -- (Ishihara et al.2012:23 [ref. 31844], Dyldin 2015:69 [ref. 34524], Tohkairin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 35331], Weigmann 2016:105 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:221 [ref. 35000], Dyldin & Orlov 2018:166 [ref. 35920]). Current status: Valid as Beringraja pulchra (Liu 1932). Rajidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific. Habitat: brackish, marine.