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
Carcharhinidae Jordan and Evermann, 1896 Preferred
Gillisqualus Whitley, 1934 Synonym
Hemigaleops Schultz & Welander in Schultz, Herald, Lachner, Welander & Woods, 1953
Protozygaena Whitley, 1940
Hypoprionodon Gill, 1862
Galeolamnoides Whitley 1934
Ysogomphodon Poey 1868
Isoplagiodon Gill 1862
Bogimba Whitley 1943
Carcharorhinus Agassiz 1846
Boreogaleus Gill, 1862
Isoplagipdus Gill, 1862
Mystidens Whitley, 1944
Thalassorhinus Valenciennes in Bonaparte, 1838
Galeolamna Owen, 1853
Pterolamiops Springer, 1951
Ogilamia Whitley 1939
Uranganops Whitley 1943
Talassorrhinus Bonaparte 1841
Gymnorhinus Hilgendorf in Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899
Physodon Valenciennes in Müller and Henle, 1838
Mapolamia Whitley 1934
Longmania Whitley 1939
Prionodon Müller & Henle, 1838
Thalassinus Moreau, 1881
Aprion Müller & Henle, 1839
Uranga Whitley, 1943
Platypodon Gill, 1862
Cynocephalus Schaeffer 1760
Lamnarius Whitley 1943
Carcharias Cuvier, 1816
Pterolamia Springer 1950
Rhizoprion Ogilby 1915
Hypoprion Müller and Henle, 1838
Eulamia Gill, 1862
Aprionodon Gill, 1861
Alopecula Valenciennes in Moreau, 1881
Cynocephalus Gill, 1862
Cynocephalus Walbaum, 1792
Galeus Garman, 1913
Galeus Valmont de Bomare, 1768
Cynocephalus Klein, 1777


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