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Accepted name
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senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Greek, mala = a lot of + Greek, pteron = fin + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Named to honor the collector of the holotype, Melanie L. J. Stiassny (American Museum of Natural History, New York), who has raised an eloquent voice in conservation matters (Ref. 44050).
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References using the name as accepted
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