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
Pimephales promelas Rafinesque, 1820 Preferred
Cliola smithii Evermann & Cox, 1896 Synonym
Colistus parietalis Cope, 1871
Hyborhynchus confertus Girard, 1856
Hyborhynchus nigellus Cope, 1875
Hyborhynchus puniceus Girard, 1856
Pimephales agassizii Cope, 1867
Pimephales anuli Kendall, 1903
Pimephales fasciatus Girard, 1856
Pimephales maculosus Girard, 1856
Pimephales milesii Cope, 1865
Pimephales promelas harveyensis Hubbs & Lagler, 1949
Pimephales promelas promelas Rafinesque, 1820
Pimephalus promelas Rafinesque, 1820
Plargyrus melanocephalus Abbott, 1860

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Pimephales promelas Rafinesque, 1820 Preferred
Hyborhynchus confertus Girard, 1856
Pimephalus promelas Rafinesque, 1820
Pimephales agassizii Cope, 1867
Hyborhynchus puniceus Girard, 1856
Cliola smithii Evermann & Cox, 1896
Pimephales promelas promelas Rafinesque, 1820
Pimephales milesii Cope, 1865
Pimephales anuli Kendall, 1903
Pimephales maculosus Girard, 1856
Plargyrus melanocephalus Abbott, 1860
Pimephales promelas harveyensis Hubbs & Lagler, 1949
Pimephales fasciatus Girard, 1856
Colistus parietalis Cope, 1871
Hyborhynchus nigellus Cope, 1875

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Pimephales promelas Preferred
Pimephales promelas Rafinesque, 1820 Authority

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