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.

FishBase

Name Relationship
Astyanax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Astianax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonym
Astyanax bimaculatus borealis Eigenmann, 1908
Astyanax bimaculatus incaicus Tortonese, 1942
Astyanax bimaculatus novae Eigenmann, 1911
Astyanax rupununi (non Fowler, 1914) Misapplied name
Poecilurichthys brevoortii Gill, 1858
Salmo bimaculatus Linnaeus, 1758
Tetragonopterus bahiensis Steindachner, 1877
Tetragonopterus bartlettii Günther, 1866
Tetragonopterus gronovii Valenciennes, 1850
Tetragonopterus linnaei Valenciennes, 1850
Tetragonopterus maculatus Müller & Troschel, 1845
Tetragonopterus orientalis Cope, 1870
Tetragonopterus vittatus Castelnau, 1855
Tetragonopterus wappi Valenciennes, 1850

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Astyanax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Tetragonopterus wappi Valenciennes, 1850
Tetragonopterus gronovii Valenciennes, 1850
Tetragonopterus bahiensis Steindachner, 1877
Tetragonopterus bartlettii Günther, 1866
Salmo bimaculatus Linnaeus, 1758
Tetragonopterus maculatus Müller & Troschel, 1845
Poecilurichthys brevoortii Gill, 1858
Tetragonopterus vittatus Castelnau, 1855
Tetragonopterus linnaei Valenciennes, 1850
Tetragonopterus orientalis Cope, 1870
Astianax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Astyanax bimaculatus borealis Eigenmann, 1908
Astyanax bimaculatus incaicus Tortonese, 1942
Astyanax rupununi (non Fowler, 1914)
Astyanax bimaculatus novae Eigenmann, 1911

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Astyanax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Salmo bimaculatus Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Astyanax bimaculatus Preferred
Astyanax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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