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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Named for its transparent membrane-like head covering (‘‘hymen head’’) and fragile nature of head bones (Ref. 100825). Greek, hymen = membrane + Greek,kephale = head (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
From the Greek megas, great, and ops, eye, in reference to the notably large eyes of the species.
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References using the name as accepted
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