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Platycephalus crocodilus Tilesius, 1814
Synonym for Cociella crocodilus Cuvier, 1829
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Platycephalus; Species: crocodilus; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
ex Tilesius in Cuvier & Valenciennes. The original specific epithet crocodilus" is a noun in apposition then is invariable (M. Alonso-Zarazaga, ICZN Commissioner, pers. comm., Feb. 2009). See authorship details in CofF.
  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, platys = flat + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
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