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
Eurypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Cataphractus draco Gronow, 1854 Ambiguous synonym
Europegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766) Synonym
Le Dragon Bonnaterre, 1788
Le pégasé volant Bonnaterre, 1788
Pegassus draco Shaw, 1804
Pegasus draco Shaw, 1804
Pegasus draconis Linnaeus, 1766
Pegasus latirostris Richardson, 1846
Pegasus pauciradiatus Ogilby, 1886
Pegasus umitengu (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Pegasus volans (non Linnaeus, 1758) Misapplied name
Pegasus volitans (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Surypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Zalises draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Zalises umitengu Jordan & Snyder, 1901

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Eurypegasus draconis Preferred
Eurypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Eurypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Pegasus volitans (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Surypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Zalises draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Zalises umitengu Jordan & Snyder, 1901
Pegasus volans (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Pegasus umitengu (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Pegasus latirostris Richardson, 1846
Pegasus draconis Linnaeus, 1766
Pegasus draco Shaw, 1804
Pegassus draco Shaw, 1804
Le pégase volant Bonnaterre, 1788
Le Dragon Bonnaterre, 1788
Europegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Cataphractus draco Gronow, 1854
Pegasus pauciradiatus Ogilby, 1886

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Eurypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Pegasus draconis Linnaeus, 1766 Original name/combination

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