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africana, Chimaera Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1922:51, Pl. 8 [Report Fisheries and Marine Biological Survey, Union of South Africa Rep. 2 (art. 3); ref. 1648] South-East Atlantic, 30°04'59.88"S, 14°54'6.12"E, Africa. Neotype: SAM 34420. Neotype designated by Walovich et al. 2015:158 [ref. 33924]. •Valid as Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist 1922) -- (Compagno 1986:145 [ref. 5648], Didier 1995:15 [ref. 22713], Novikov 2002:279 [ref. 26020], Kemper et al. 2010:55 [ref. 30883], Walovich et al. 2015:158 [ref. 33924], Weigmann 2016:166 [ref. 34211], Walovich et al. 2017:517 [ref. 35113], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:35 [ref. 37302], Psomadakis et al. 2020:218 [ref. 37272] as cf. africanus, Ebert et al. 2021:103 [ref. 38234]). Current status: Valid as Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist 1922). Chimaeridae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic: Angola south to South Africa; western Indian Ocean: Kenya south to South Africa. Habitat: marine.