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velezi, Raja Chirichigno F. [N.] 1973:20, Figs. 4-5 [Informes, Especiales, Instituto del Mar del Perú. Callao No. 42; ref. 7559] 19 miles from Colán, Peru, 5°01'S, 81°23'W, depth 133 fathoms. Holotype: IMARPE 1213. Paratypes: IMARPE 1214-16 (1, 1, 1). •Valid in an unnamed new genus -- (Compagno 1999:493 [ref. 25589]). •Valid as Raja velezi Chirichigno F. 1973 -- (Bussing & López S. 1994:30 [ref. 23101], Acero P. & Franke 1995:11 [ref. 22546], McEachran in Fischer et al. 1995:777 [ref. 22829], Castro-Aguirre & Espinosa Pérez 1996:40 [ref. 22793], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:111 [ref. 24023], McEachran & Dunn 1998:286 [ref. 23312], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:84 [ref. 24555], Nelson et al. 2004:56 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:13 [ref. 37547], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:188 [ref. 30957], Ruiz-Campos et al. 2010:366 [ref. 37373], Page et al. 2013:56 [ref. 32708], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:120 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:121 [ref. 34211]). •Valid as Rostroraja velezi (Chirichigno F. 1973) -- (Last et al. 2016:24 [ref. 34941] with question, Last et al. 2016:358 [ref. 35000], Ehemann et al. 2018:25 [ref. 36194], Calle-Morán et al. 2020:246 [ref. 37881]). Current status: Valid as Rostroraja velezi (Chirichigno F. 1973). Rajidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of Baja California (Mexico) south to Peru, including Gulf of California (Mexico), Malpelo Island (Colombia) and Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). Habitat: marine.