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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, new combination
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
eu (Gr.), very; Crossorhinus (=Orectolobus), previous genus, from krossos (Gr.), fringe or tassel, referring to tassel of dermal lobes fringing the head, and rhinus, an ancient name for sharks, from rhine (Gr.), rasp, alluding to their rasp-like skin, or rhinos, snout, referring to “lobe-like attachments from the nose” (translation, from Müller & Henle’s 1837 description of Crossorhinus). (See ETYFish)
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
dasys (Gr.), hairy; pogon (Gr.), beard, referring to dense beard-like tassel of dermal lobes fringing the head. (See ETYFish)
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  

Note: ETYFish and FishBase started a collaboration to complete the etymology for all valid names of fishes. For the current update, the following groups were completed: hagfishes (Myxini), lampreys (Petromyzonti), chimaeras (Holocephali), and sharks (Squalomorphi). It is a work in progress, so the two websites may not be synchronized.

Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database.
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