Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011)

Name Relationship
Eudyptes chrysocome Preferred
Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome Synonym
Eudyptes crestatus crestatus
Eudyptes cristatus cristatus

South African Vertebrates

Name Relationship
Eudyptes chrysocome Forster 1781 Preferred
Aptenodytes chrysocome Forster 1781

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Eudyptes chrysocome (J. R. Forster, 1781) Preferred
Eudyptes crestatus (J. F. Miller, 1784)
Aptenodytes crestata J. F. Miller, 1784
Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome (J. R. Forster, 1781)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Eudyptes chrysocome (J. R. Forster, 1781) Preferred
Eudyptes crestatus (J. F. Miller, 1784) Junior synonym
Aptenodytes crestata J. F. Miller, 1784
Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome (J. R. Forster, 1781) Other, see comments

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Eudyptes chrysocome Preferred
Eudyptes chrysocome (Forster, JR, 1781) Authority
Eudyptes crestatus

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