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sharks in Chimaeridae
From Ancient Greek χίμαιρα (khímaira), from χίμαρος (khímaros, “male goat”). The fabulous monster in Lycia (with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail). Meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1587.
- (Greek mythology) One of the many fantastical offspring (fe. Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra) of Typhon and Echidna, a multi-headed monster often represented as vomiting flames with the head of a lion, the body (and additional head) of a goat, and a serpent for a tail. Killed by the hero Bellerophon in Lycea.