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obtusifrons, Myersiscus Fowler [H. W.] 1934:362, Figs. 112-113 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 85 (for 1933); ref. 1416] Gulf of Boni, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Albatross station D.5658, 3°32'40"S, 120°31'30"E, depth 510 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 93141. Melo 2010:26 [ref. 31058] includes in his synonymy an unavailable and unpublished name, Pseudoscopelus pauciporis Lavenberg 1974. •Valid as Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons (Fowler 1934) -- (Mooi & Paxton 2001:3496 [ref. 26280], McEachran & Sutton 2003:1743 [ref. 27107], Prokofiev & Kukuev 2005:749 [ref. 28534], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:561 [ref. 28815], Prokofiev & Kukuev 2006:173 [ref. 28617], Melo et al. 2007:34 [ref. 29307], Spitz et al. 2007:335 [ref. 29400], Prokofiev & Kukuev 2007:89 [ref. 29559], Melo 2010:26 [ref. 31058], Prokofiev 2011:708 [ref. 31701], Parin et al. 2014:462 [ref. 33547], Kimura et al. 2015:177 [ref. 35049], Carneiro et al. 2019:290 [ref. 37250], Sutton et al. 2020:287 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons (Fowler 1934). Chiasmodontidae. Distribution: Tropical and warm temperate Atlantic; southeastern Indian Ocean; western Pacific. Habitat: marine.