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Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Latin, petra = stone + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
The species name petersi is given in honour of the German herpetologist Wilhelm C.H. Peters who had carried out a major fish survey of the lower Zambezi region, and discovered many of the endemics and other widespread species during his 'Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique 1842-1848' (Ref. 91771).
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References using the name as accepted
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