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Hemipristis pingali Setna & Sarangdhar, 1946
Synonym for Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger, 1871)

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junior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
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hemi-, from hemisys (Gr.), half; pristis, from pristes (Gr.), sawyer (but here meaning saw), allusion not explained, possibly referring to how marginal serrations of teeth of H. serra (type species, a fossil) do not extend over the entire length of each tooth. (See ETYFish)
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