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Zygaena lewini Griffith & Smith, 1834
Synonym for Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)

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senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of specific epithet  
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Patronym not identified, perhaps in honor of John Lewin (1770-1819), who illustrated early volumes of Australian natural history (this shark was described from Australia) and may be the “Mr. Lewin” who illustrated the plates in Griffith and Smith’s book. (See ETYFish)
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References using the name as accepted
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Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database.
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