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Manta Bancroft [E. N.] 1829:454 Fem. Cephalopterus manta Bancroft 1829. Type by monotypy (also by absolute tautonymy). Manta americana given on p. 454 if Cephalopterus manta proved not to be a Cephalopterus. •Valid as Manta Bancroft 1829 -- (Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:16 [ref. 6441], Compagno 1986:134 [ref. 5648], Cappetta 1987:176 [ref. 6348], Paxton et al. 1989:51 [ref. 12442], Nishida 1990:98 [ref. 19783], Compagno & Last 1999:1525 [ref. 24637], Compagno 1999:498 [ref. 25589], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:108 [ref. 25968], McEachran & Carvalho 2003:587 [ref. 26985], Compagno et al. 2005:80 [ref. 29145] dated 1828 and 1829, Allen et al. 2006:207 [ref. 29002], Kimura 2009:16 [ref. 30426], Marshall et al. 2009:1 [ref. 30599], Kitchen-Wheeler 2010:351 [ref. 30962], Duffy 2015:202 [ref. 34217], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:135 [ref. 34398]). •Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Current status: Synonym of Mobula Rafinesque 1810. Mobulidae.