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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Triakidae Gray, 1851 Preferred
Emissolidae Whitley, 1940 Junior synonym
Eugaleidae Gurr, 1962
Scylliogaleidae Whitley, 1940


Name Relationship
Triakidae Gray, 1851 Preferred
Allomycter Guitart Manday, 1972 Synonym
Cazon de Buen, 1959
Fur Whitley, 1943
Emissola Jarocki, 1822
Myrmillo Gistel, 1848
Murmille Setna & Sarangdhar, 1946
Rhinotriacis Gill 1863
Pleuracromylon Gill 1864
Mustellus Fischer, 1813
Cynias Gill, 1903
Cynais Fowler 1908
Galeus Schaeffer 1760
Triacis Agassiz 1846
Triachis Swainson 1838
Eugaleus Gill, 1864
Notogaleus Whitley, 1931
Galeus Cuvier, 1816
Mustellus Risso, 1827
Mustelus Cuvier, 1816
Mustelus Valmont de Bomare, 1764
Galeus Leach, 1818


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