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
Carcharhinus brevipinna (Müller and Henle, 1839) Preferred
Aprion brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839) Synonym
Aprionodon brevipinna (Müller and Henle, 1839)
Aprionodon caparti Poll, 1951
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (non Whitley, 1934) Misapplied name
Carcharhinus brevipina (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus johnsoni Smith, 1951
Carcharhinus limbatus (non Valenciennes, 1839)
Carcharhinus maculipinnis (Poey, 1865)
Carcharias brevipinna Müller and Henle, 1839
Carcharinus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharinus johnsoni Smith, 1951
Galeolamna fowleri (non Whitley, 1944)
Isogomphodon maculipinnis Poey, 1865
Longmania calamaria Whitley, 1944
Prionidon brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Squalus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Uranga nasuta Whitley, 1943

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus brevipinna Preferred
Carcharhinus brevipinna (Muller & Henle, 1839)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus brevipinna (Müller and Henle, 1839) Preferred
Prionidon brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharias brevipinna Müller and Henle, 1839
Squalus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Longmania calamaria Whitley, 1944
Isogomphodon maculipinnis Poey, 1865
Galeolamna fowleri (non Whitley, 1944)
Carcharinus johnsoni Smith, 1951
Carcharinus brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus limbatus (non Valenciennes, 1839)
Carcharhinus johnsoni Smith, 1951
Carcharhinus brevipina (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides (non Whitley, 1934)
Aprionodon caparti Poll, 1951
Aprionodon brevipinna (Müller and Henle, 1839)
Aprion brevipinna (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Uranga nasuta Whitley, 1943
Carcharhinus maculipinnis (Poey, 1865)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus brevipinna (Müller and Henle, 1839) Preferred
Aprionodon brevipinna (Müller and Henle, 1839) Subsequent name/combination
Aprionodon caparti Poll, 1951 Junior synonym
Carcharias brevipinna Müller and Henle, 1839 Original name/combination
Isogomphodon maculipinnis Poey, 1865
Longmania calamaria Whitley, 1944
Uranga nasuta Whitley, 1943
Carcharhinus maculipinnis (Poey, 1865)

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