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
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) Preferred
Chilloscyllium margaritiferum (non Bleeker, 1863) Misapplied name
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Pellegrin, 1914 Ambiguous synonym
Chiloscyllium griseum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
Chiloscyllium hasselti (non Bleeker, 1852)
Chiloscyllium indicum (non Gmelin, 1789)
Chiloscyllium indicum var. magaritifera (non Bleeker, 1863)
Chiloscyllium indicum var. obscura Günther, 1870
Chiloscyllium indicum var. plagiosa (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) Synonym
Chiloscyllium indicum var. plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
Chiloscyllium plagiosum var. interruptum Bleeker, 1852
Chiloscyllium punctatum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
Hemiscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
Scyllium ornatum Gray, 1830
Scyllium plagiosum Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
Scyllium plagiosum var. interruptum (Bleeker, 1852)

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium plagiosum Preferred
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) Preferred
Scyllium plagiosum interruptum (Bleeker, 1852)
Chiloscyllium indicum plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
Chiloscyllium griseum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
Chiloscyllium hasselti (non Bleeker, 1852)
Chiloscyllium indicum (non Gmelin, 1789)
Chiloscyllium indicum obscura Günther 1870
Chiloscyllium plagiosum interruptum Bleeker, 1852
Chiloscyllium punctatum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
Hemiscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Pellegrin, 1914
Scyllium plagiosum Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
Chiloscyllium indicum magaritifera (non Bleeker, 1863)
Scyllium ornatum Gray, 1830
Chiloscyllium indicum plagiosa (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
Chilloscyllium margaritiferum (non Bleeker, 1863)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) Preferred
Hemiscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) Subsequent name/combination
Chiloscyllium plagiosum interruptum Bleeker, 1852 Junior synonym
Scyllium ornatum Gray, 1830
Scyllium plagiosum Anonymous [Bennett], 1830 Original name/combination
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Pellegrin, 1914

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