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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
The specific name is made from the Latin bi (two) and spinosus (spiny), in allusion to a large, unicuspid, acanthoid and forwards pointed tubercles on the distal end of each lobe of the proboscis on the snout.
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS