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
Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier, 1829) Preferred
Acanthurus altivelis Valenciennes, 1835 Synonym
Acanthurus ruppelii Bennett, 1836
Acanthurus scopas Cuvier, 1829
Acanthurus suillus Cuvier, 1829
Zebrasoma flavescens (non Bennett, 1828) Misapplied name
Zebrasoma gemmatum (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Zebrasoma scopes (Cuvier, 1829)
Zebrasoma supraalba Fowler, 1946

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Zebrasoma scopas Preferred
Acanthurus scopas
Acanthurus scopas Cuvier, 1829 Authority
Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier, 1829)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier, 1829) Preferred
Acanthurus ruppelii Bennett, 1836
Zebrasoma supraalba Fowler, 1946
Zebrasoma flavescens (non Bennett, 1828)
Acanthurus scopas Cuvier, 1829
Zebrasoma gemmatum (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Acanthurus suillus Cuvier, 1829
Acanthurus altivelis Valenciennes, 1835
Zebrasoma scopes (Cuvier, 1829)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier, 1829) Preferred
Acanthurus scopas Cuvier, 1829 Original name/combination

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