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
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Carcharias atwoodi Storer, 1848 Synonym
Carcharias lamia Rafinesque, 1810
Carcharias maso Morris, 1898
Carcharias rondeletti Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1829 Ambiguous synonym
Carcharias verus Cloquet, 1817
Carcharias vorax Owen, 1853
Carcharias vulgaris (Richardson, 1836)
Carcharodon albimors Whitley, 1939
Carcharodon capensis Smith, 1839
Carcharodon rondeletii Müller & Henle, 1839
Carcharodon smithi Bonaparte, 1838
Carcharodon smithii Agassiz, 1838
Squalus carcharias Linnaeus, 1758
Squalus lamia Blainville, 1816
Squalus lamia Blainville, 1825
Squalus vulgaris Richardson, 1836

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Carcharodon carcharias Preferred
Carcharadon charcharias Misspelling
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) Authority
Squalus carcharias Linnaeus, 1758
Squalus carcharias

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Squalus lamia Blainville, 1825
Carcharodon capensis Smith, 1839
Carcharodon rondeletii Müller & Henle, 1839
Carcharodon smithii Agassiz, 1838
Carcharodon smithi Bonaparte, 1838
Squalus lamia Blainville, 1816
Carcharodon albimors Whitley, 1939
Carcharias vorax Owen, 1853
Carcharias verus Cloquet, 1817
Carcharias rondeletti Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1829
Carcharias maso Morris, 1898
Carcharias lamia Rafinesque, 1810
Carcharias atwoodi Storer, 1848
Carcharias vulgaris (Richardson, 1836)
Squalus vulgaris Richardson, 1836
Squalus carcharias Linnaeus, 1758

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Carcharodon albimors Whitley, 1939 Junior synonym
Squalus carcharias Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination

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