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 punctatum Müller and Henle, 1838 Preferred
Chiloscyllium griseum (non Müller & Henle, 1838) Misapplied name
Chiloscyllium hasselti (non Bleeker, 1852)
Chiloscyllium indicum (non Gmelin, 1879)
Chiloscyllium margaritiferum Bleeker, 1863 Synonym
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830)
Chyloscyllium punctatum Müller & Henle, 1838
Hemiscyllium punctatum (Müller & Henle, 1838)
Hemiscyllium punctaturn (Müller & Henle, 1838)
Scyliorhinus russellianus Blainville, 1816 Ambiguous synonym
Scyllium punctatum Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823
Squalus russellianus Blainville, 1816

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium punctatum Preferred
Chiloscyllium punctatum Muller & Henle, 1838

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium punctatum Müller and Henle, 1838 Preferred
Hemiscyllium punctatum (Müller & Henle, 1838)
Chyloscyllium punctatum Müller & Henle, 1838
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830)
Chiloscyllium margaritiferum Bleeker, 1863
Chiloscyllium griseum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
Chiloscyllium indicum (non Gmelin, 1879)
Chiloscyllium hasselti (non Bleeker, 1852)
Scyllium punctatum Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823
Scyliorhinus russellianus Blainville, 1816
Hemiscyllium punctaturn (Müller & Henle, 1838)
Squalus russellianus Blainville, 1816

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