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 longimanus (Poey, 1861) Preferred
Carcharhinus maou (Lesson, 1831) Ambiguous synonym
Carcharias insularum Snyder, 1904 Synonym
Carcharias longimanus (Poey, 1861)
Carcharias obtusus Garman, 1881
Carcharinus longimanus (Poey, 1861)
Pterolamiops budkeri Fourmanoir, 1961
Pterolamiops longimanus (Poey, 1861)
Pterolamiops magnipinnis Smith, 1958
Squalus longimanus Poey, 1861
Squalus maou Lesson, 1831

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus longimanus Preferred
Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861) Preferred
Squalus maou Lesson, 1831
Carcharhinus maou (Lesson, 1831)
Carcharias insularum Snyder, 1904
Carcharias longimanus (Poey, 1861)
Carcharias obtusus Garman, 1881
Carcharinus longimanus (Poey, 1861)
Pterolamiops budkeri Fourmanoir, 1961
Pterolamiops longimanus (Poey, 1861)
Squalus longimanus Poey, 1861
Pterolamiops magnipinnis Smith, 1958

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861) Preferred
Carcharias insularum Snyder, 1904 Junior synonym
Carcharias obtusus Garman, 1881
Pterolamiops budkeri Fourmanoir, 1961
Pterolamiops magnipinnis Smith, 1958
Squalus longimanus Poey, 1861 Original name/combination
Carcharhinus maou (Lesson, 1831) Other, see comments

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