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Accepted name
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senior synonym, new combination
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Subgenus: Priobodianus (Ref. 75973).
  Etymology of generic noun  
Bodianus after Bodiano or Pudiano, from the Portuguese pudor, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Name from the masculine Latin noun 'cylinder' for roller and 'atus' for having the nature of, apparently in reference to the narrow body. The subgenus Priobodianus from the Latin prior for earlier or former and Portuguese name 'Bodiano' (derived from Bodianus); referring to the primitive features in the species allocated to this subgenus and the hypothesized early if not initial divergence of this line within the evolution of the genus.
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References using the name as accepted
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