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africana, Rhinochimaera Compagno [L. J. V.], Stehmann [M. F. W.] & Ebert [D. A.] 1990:206, Figs. 2-5 [South African Journal of Marine Research v. 9; ref. 16634] Western Cape west of Doring Bay, South Africa, 31°59.8'S, 15°56.2'E, depth 850 meters. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 27744 (not present in 1996). Paratypes: ISH 1-1990 [ex ZMMU P14393] (1), SAM 23123 (1), ZIN 48699 (1), ZMMU P-14392 (1). Type catalog: Vasil'eva et al. 2001:15 [ref. 25714]. •Valid as Rhinochimaera africana Compagno, Stehmann & Ebert 1990 -- (Compagno et al. 1991:115 [ref. 21083], Last & Stevens 1994:483 [ref. 23873], Didier 1995:14 [ref. 22713], Didier & Nakaya 1999:146 [ref. 23884], Nakabo 2000:116 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:116 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:392 [ref. 28370], Paxton et al. 2006:54 [ref. 28996], Ebert et al. 2013:372 [ref. 33045], Arturo et al. 2014:558 [ref. 33497], Walovich et al. 2015:163 [ref. 33924], Weigmann 2016:169 [ref. 34211], Fricke et al. 2018:7 [ref. 35805], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:31 [ref. 37302], Love et al. 2005:2 [ref. 37547], Ebert et al. 2021:105 [ref. 38234]). Current status: Valid as Rhinochimaera africana Compagno, Stehmann & Ebert 1990. Rhinochimaeridae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic: South Africa; Indo-Pacific: South Africa, East Africa and Madagascar east to Costa Rica and Peru, north to Taiwan. Habitat: marine.