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.

The Reptile Database

Name Relationship
Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807 Preferred
Crocodilus acutus CUVIER 1807: 55 Synonym
Crocodilus acutus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 119
Crocodilus pacificus — DUMÉRIL & BOCOURT 1870 (fide GÜNTHER 1885: 20)
Crocodilus americanus var. acutus — GÜNTHER 1885: 20
Crocodilus americanus — BARBOUR 1910: 301
Crocodylus acutus — KING & BURKE 1989
Crocodylus acutus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 667
Crocodylus acutus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 38

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Crocodylus acutus Preferred
Crocodylus acutus (Cuvier, 1807) Authority

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807 Preferred
Crocodilus acutus CUVIER 1807
Crocodilus americanus acutus GÜNTHER 1885
Crocodilus pacificus DUMERIL 1870

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807 Preferred
Crocodilus floridanus Hornaday, 1875 Junior synonym

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