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daviesi, Urotrygon Wallace [J. H.] 1967:8, Figs. 3-4 [Investigational Report. Oceanographic Research Institute, Durban No. 16; ref. 21718] Mozambique Channel, off mouth of Limpopo River, about 25°25'S, 33°35'E, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, depth 235-240 fathoms. Holotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 7861 [ex ORI B865]. Paratypes: ORI B867 (1). Additional material: ORI uncat. (4). •Valid as Urotrygon daviesi Wallace 1967 -- (Nakaya in Okamura et al. 1982:57, 316 [ref. 8256], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:15 [ref. 6441], Nakaya in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:71, 310 [ref. 8057], Compagno 1986:141 [ref. 5648], Miyake & McEachran 1986:299 [ref. 6153], Miyake & McEachran 1988:373 [ref. 12878]). •Valid as Plesiobatis daviesi (Wallace 1967) -- (Nishida 1990:98 [ref. 19783], Chave & Mundy 1994:380 [ref. 22375], Last & Stevens 1994:420 [ref. 23873], Compagno & Last 1999:1467 [ref. 24637], Compagno 1999:493 [ref. 25589], Nakabo 2000:175 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:582 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:175 [ref. 26001], Ebert et al. 2002:356 [ref. 26249], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S93 [ref. 27377], Shinohara et al. 2005:398 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:104 [ref. 28379], Compagno et al. 2005:69 [ref. 29145], Paxton et al. 2006:186 [ref. 28994], Randall 2007:44 [ref. 30952], Schwartz 2008:28 [ref. 36773], Last el al. 2010:180 [ref. 32461], Ebert et al. 2013:357 [ref. 33045], Weigmann 2016:153 [ref. 34211], Séret & Last 2016:675 [ref. 35014], Kumar et al. 2018:298 [ref. 36178], Psomadakis et al. 2020:211 [ref. 37272], Ebert et al. 2021:90 [ref. 38234]). Current status: Valid as Plesiobatis daviesi (Wallace 1967). Plesiobatidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa east to Hawaiian Islands, north to southern China and Kyushu-Palau Ridge, south to Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.