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
Coilia nasus Temminck and Schlegel, 1846 Preferred
Coilia ectenes Jordan & Seale, 1905 Synonym
Coilia ectenes taihuensis Yuen, Lin, Liu & Qin, 1977
Colia ectens Jordan & Seale, 1905
Colia nasus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Coilia nasus Temminck and Schlegel, 1846 Preferred
Colia ectens Jordan & Seale, 1905
Colia nasus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Coilia ectenes taihuensis Yuen, Lin, Liu & Qin, 1977
Coilia mystus (non Linnaeus, 1758) Misapplied name
Coilia ectenes Jordan & Seale, 1905

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Coilia nasus Temminck and Schlegel, 1846 Preferred
Coilia rendahli Jordan and Seale, 1926 Junior synonym
Coilia ectenes Jordan & Seale, 1905

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Coilia nasus Preferred
Coilia nasus Temminck and Schlegel, 1846

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