Common name of Hypanus dipterurus
Common name Diamond stingray
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country Canada
Locality British Columbia
Ref. Hart, J.L., 1973
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Diamond', i.e., highly valued precious stone of native crystalline carbon (p. 350 in Ref. 11978), from Old French 'diamant' from medieval Latin 'diamant-' from Vulgar Latin 'adimant-' from Latin 'adamant, adamas', i.e., hard substances (p. 169 in Ref. 11979); 'stingray', i.e., ray with one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines near the base of the whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds (p. 1158 in Ref. 11978); 'sting', from prehistoric Germanic 'stengg-', i.e., pierce with something sharp (p. 503 in Ref. 11979); 'ray', from Old French 'raie' from Latin 'raia', of unknown origin (p. 433 in Ref. 11979). Also Ref. 4925.
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
Checked by Garilao, Cristina V.
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