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occidentalis, Malacocephalus Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1885:597 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 8 (no. 543); ref. 1842] Off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, U.S.A., 35°44'N, 74°51'W, Albatross station 2310, depth 132 fathoms; off Grenada, West Indies. Syntypes: USNM 37336 (apparently 2, deteriorated). •Valid as Ventrifossa occidentalis (Goode & Bean 1885) -- (Scott & Scott 1988:304 [ref. 25518], Geistdoerfer 1990:563 [ref. 16195], McAllister 1990:123 [ref. 14674]). •Valid as Malacocephalus occidentalis Goode & Bean 1885 -- (Arai in Uyeno et al. 1983:222 [ref. 14275], Iwamoto in Cohen et al. 1990:243 [ref. 18936], Iwamoto & Williams 1999:187 [ref. 23875], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:788 [ref. 23897], Iwamoto 2003:987 [ref. 27010], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:61 [ref. 27192], Moore et al. 2003:210 [ref. 27076], Nelson et al. 2004:93 [ref. 27807], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2005:178 [ref. 28938], Melo et al. 2010:36 [ref. 30775], Page et al. 2013:92 [ref. 32708], Iwamoto 2016:1986 [ref. 34585], Nión et al. 2016:39 [ref. 35565], Carneiro et al. 2019:136 [ref. 37250], Reiner 2019:115 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Malacocephalus occidentalis Goode & Bean 1885. Macrouridae. Distribution: Western Atlantic; eastern Atlantic. Habitat: marine.