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
Cyprinella venusta Girard, 1856 Preferred
Cliola urostigma Jordan & Meek, 1884 Synonym
Cyprinella cercostigma Cope, 1868
Cyprinella notata Girard, 1856
Luxilus chickasavensis Hay, 1881
Notropis cooglei Hildebrand & Towers, 1928
Notropis venustus (Girard, 1856)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Cyprinella venusta Girard, 1856 Preferred
Cyprinella cercostigma Cope, 1868
Luxilus chickasavensis Hay, 1881
Notropis venustus (Girard, 1856)
Cliola urostigma Jordan & Meek, 1884
Notropis cooglei Hildebrand & Towers, 1928
Cyprinella notata Girard, 1856

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Cyprinella venusta Girard, 1856 Preferred
Notropis venustus (Girard, 1856) Subsequent name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Cyprinella venusta Preferred
Cyprinella venusta Girard, 1856

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