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.


Name Relationship
Acipenser Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Acipenser mantschuricus Basilewsky, 1855 Synonym
Acipenser guldenstadti Brandt & Ratzeberg, 1833
Acipenser schrencki Brandt, 1869
Acipenser nudivenris Lovetsky, 1828
Acipenser naccari Bonaparte, 1836
Acipenser aleutensis Fitzinger, 1836
Acipenser ruthensis Linnaeus, 1758
Acipenser macrophthalmus Brusina, 1902
Acipenser nardoi Heckel, 1851
Acipenser sturionellus Nardo, 1860
Acipenser schypa Güldenstädt, 1772
Acipenser marsiglii Brandt, 1833
Acipenser kamensis Lovetsky, 1834
Acipenser sterlet Brusina, 1902
Acipenser pygmaeus Reisinger, 1830
Acipenser tücka Brusina, 1902
Acipenser sturio Ström, 1784
Acipenser rostratus Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833
Acipenser latirostris Parnell, 1831-37
Acipenser nehelae Duméril, 1870
Acipenser albula Forster, 1767
Acipenser pygmaeus Pallas, 1814
Acipenser lovetzkyi Duméril, 1870
Acipenser podapos Duméril, 1870
Acipenser schypa Gmelin, 1789
Acipenser brevirostris Brusina, 1902
Acipenser aculeatus Lovetsky, 1834
Acipenser kikuchii Jordan and Snyder, 1901
Acipenser guldenstaedti Brandt & Ratzeberg, 1833
Acipenser yarrellii Duméril, 1867
Acipenser acutirostris Ayres, 1854
Acipenser turritus Brusina, 1902
Acipenser kankreni Duméril, 1870
Acipenser seuruga Bonnaterre, 1788
Acipenser lichtensteinii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Acipenser beluga Forster, 1767
Acipenser güldenstaedti Brandt & Ratzeberg, 1833
Acipenser güldenstädti Brandt & Ratzeberg, 1833
Acipenser medius Brusina, 1902
Acipenser heckelii Fitzinger, 1836
Acipenser kostera Fitzinger, 1832
Acipenser gmelini Fitzinger, 1836
Acipenser ruthenicus Brusina, 1902
Acipenser attilus Gray, 1851
Acipenser europaeus Brusina, 1902
Acipenser vallisnerii Molin, 1851
Acipenser thompsonii Ball, 1856
Acipenser dauricus Georgi, 1775
Acipenser huso Linnaeus, 1758
Acipenser gueldenstaedti Brandt & Ratzeberg, 1833
Acipenser sturionaster Brusina, 1902
Acipenser brevirostris Lesueur, 1818
Acipenser fitzingeri Duméril, 1870
Acipenser hospitus KrØyer, 1852
Acipenser plecostomus Linnaeus, 1758
Acipenser jenisensis Herzenstein, 1895
Acipenser orientalis Pallas, 1814
Acipenser valenciennii Duméril, 1870
Acipenser heckelii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833
Acipenser platycephalus Bonaparte, 1846
Acipenser glaber Fitzinger, 1836
Acipenser schrenki Brandt, 1869
Acipenser schypa Bonnaterre, 1788
Acipenser nasus Heckel, 1851
Acipenser shyp Forster, 1767
Acipenser ratzeburgii Brandt, 1833
Acipenser dubius Brusina, 1902
Acipenser ducissae Duméril, 1870
Acipenser helops Pallas, 1814
Acipenser ladanus Nardo, 1847
Acipenser sturioides Malm, 1861
Acipenser colchicus Marti, 1940
Acipenser laevissimus Duméril, 1870
Acipenser milberti Duméril, 1870
Acipenser gueldenstadtii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833
Acipenser fitzingerii Duméril, 1870
Acipenser tuecka Heckel, 1836
Acipenser gueldenstadti


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