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africana, Drepane punctata var. Osório [B.] 1892:207 [Jornal do Sciências Mathemáticas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa (Ser. 2) v. 2 (no. 7); ref. 19127] West coast of São Tome and Principe islands, West-central Africa. Syntypes: (3) MB (destroyed in fire in 1979). •Valid as Drepane africana Osório 1892 -- (Desoutter 1986:340 [ref. 6212], Desoutter 1990:835 [ref. 18967], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1992:709 [ref. 21590], Poll & Gosse 1995:115 [ref. 24781], Afonso et al. 1999:76 [ref. 25466], Wirtz et al. 2007:36 [ref. 30263], Wirtz et al. 2013:128 [ref. 32972], Heemstra in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2663 [ref. 34618], Reiner 2019:228 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Drepane africana Osório 1892. Drepaneidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania south to Angola, including Cape Verde Islands and São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: marine.