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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  
Greek, brachys = short + greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
Name given on a painting (now lost) by British ornithologist John Latham (1740-1837), from which it was described; meaning unknown, possibly based on waddi or waddy, an Australian aboriginal name for a war club and a species of tree (Acacia peuce) endemic to central Australia. (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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