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australis, Pteroplatea Ramsay [E. P.] & Ogilby [J. D.] 1886:575 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 10 (pt 4); ref. 18597] Cape Hawke (32°21'S, 152°57'E), New South Wales, Australia. Holotype: AMS A.9357. Appeared first as name only in Ogilby 1885:466 [ref. 14458]. Lectotype [but qualifies as the holotype] designated by Jacobsen & Bennett 2009:11 [ref. 30470] assuming more than one specimen was included originally. •Valid as Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby 1886) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:28 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:45 [ref. 12442], Last & Stevens 1994:443 [ref. 23873], Allen 1997:48 [ref. 23977], Compagno & Last 1999:1508 [ref. 24637], Johnson 1999:718 [ref. 25471], Compagno 1999:497 [ref. 25589], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Compagno et al. 2005:77 [ref. 29145], Paxton et al. 2006:204 [ref. 28995], Jacobsen & Bennett 2009:11 [ref. 30470], Smith et al. 2009:766 [ref. 31278], Larson et al. 2013:21 [ref. 32988], Weigmann 2016:142 [ref. 34211], Yokota et al. 2016:513 [ref. 35009], White et al. 2017:224 [ref. 35860], White & Ko'ou 2018:52 [ref. 35922]). Current status: Valid as Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby 1886). Gymnuridae. Distribution: Australia and southern coast of New Guinea and West Papua. Habitat: marine.