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 obscurus (Lesueur, 1818) Preferred
Carcharhinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961 Synonym
Carcharhinus lamiella (non Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Misapplied name
Carcharhinus obscurella Deng, Xiong and Zhan, 1981
Carcharias macrurus Ramsay and Ogilby, 1887
Carcharinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961
Carcharinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)
Eulamia obscura (Lesueur, 1818)
Galeolamna eblis Whitley, 1944
Galeolamna greyi Owen, 1853 Ambiguous synonym
Galeolamna macrurus (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1887)
Prionodon obvelatus Valenciennes,, 1844
Squalus obscurus Lesueur, 1818

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus obscurus Preferred
Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818) Preferred
Galeolamna eblis Whitley, 1944
Squalus obscurus Lesueur, 1818
Prionodon obvelatus Valenciennes,, 1844
Galeolamna greyi Owen, 1853
Eulamia obscura (Lesueur, 1818)
Carcharinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818)
Carcharinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961
Carcharias macrurus Ramsay and Ogilby, 1887
Carcharhinus obscurella Deng, Xiong and Zhan, 1981
Carcharhinus lamiella (non Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Carcharhinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961
Galeolamna macrurus (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1887)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus obscurus (Lesueur, 1818) Preferred
Carcharhinus iranzae Fourmanoir, 1961 Junior synonym
Carcharhinus obscurella Deng, Xiong and Zhan, 1981
Carcharias macrurus Ramsay and Ogilby, 1887
Galeolamna eblis Whitley, 1944
Galeolamna macrurus (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1887)
Squalus obscurus Lesueur, 1818 Original name/combination

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