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
Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835 Preferred
Acanthurus blochii (non Valenciennes, 1835) Misapplied name
Acanthurus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895) Synonym
Acanthurus fuliginosus (non Lesson, 1830)
Acanthurus grammoptilus (non Richardson, 1843)
Acanthurus rasi Valenciennes, 1835
Acanthurus reticulatus Shen & Lim 1973
Acanthurus umbra (non Jenkins, 1903)
Hepatus aquilinus Jordan & Seale, 1906
Hepatus bariene (non Lesson, 1830)
Hepatus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Hepatus elongatus (non Lacepède, 1802)
Hepatus guntheri (Jenkins, 1903)
Hepatus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835)
Rhombotides matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Teuthis crestonis Jordan & Starks, 1895
Teuthis guentheri Bamber, 1915 Ambiguous synonym
Teuthis guentheri Jenkins, 1903
Teuthis güntheri Jenkins, 1903
Teuthis mata (non Cuvier, 1829)
Teuthis nigrofuscus (non Forsskål, 1775)
Teuthis xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835 Preferred
Hepatus guntheri (Jenkins, 1903)
Hepatus bariene (non Lesson, 1830)
Teuthis mata (non Cuvier, 1829)
Teuthis guntheri Jenkins, 1903
Teuthis guentheri Jenkins, 1903
Teuthis xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835)
Rhombotides matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Teuthis crestonis Jordan & Starks, 1895
Hepatus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835)
Teuthis nigrofuscus (non Forsskål, 1775)
Hepatus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Teuthis guentheri Bamber, 1915
Hepatus aquilinus Jordan & Seale, 1906
Acanthurus umbra (non Jenkins, 1903)
Acanthurus reticulatus Shen & Lim 1973
Acanthurus rasi Valenciennes, 1835
Acanthurus matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Acanthurus grammoptilus (non Richardson, 1843)
Acanthurus fuliginosus (non Lesson, 1830)
Acanthurus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Acanthurus blochii (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Hepatus elongatus (non Lacepède, 1802)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835 Preferred
Acanthurus crestonis (Jordan and Starks in Jordan, 1895) Junior synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Acanthurus xanthopterus Preferred
Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835

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