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
Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Carcharhinus cyrano Whitley, 1930 Synonym
Eugaleus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Galeorhinus australis (Macleay, 1881)
Galeorhinus chilensis (Pérez Canto, 1886)
Galeorhinus vitaminicus de Buen, 1950
Galeorhinus zyopterus Jordan and Gilbert, 1883
Galeus australis Macleay, 1881
Galeus canis Bonaparte, 1834
Galeus chilensis Pérez Canto, 1886
Galeus communis Owen, 1853
Galeus linnei Malm, 1877
Galeus molinae Philippi, 1887
Galeus nilssoni Bonaparte, 1846
Galeus vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Galeus zyopterus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)
Notogaleus australis (Macleay, 1881)
Notogaleus rhinophanes (Péron, 1807) Ambiguous synonym
Squalus galeus Linnaeus, 1758
Squalus rhinophanes Péron, 1807

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Squalus galeus Linnaeus, 1758 Valid

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Galeorhinus galeus Preferred
Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Galeus communis Owen, 1853
Notogaleus rhinophanes (Péron, 1807)
Eugaleus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Galeorhinus australis (Macleay, 1881)
Galeorhinus chilensis (Pérez Canto, 1886)
Galeorhinus vitaminicus de Buen, 1950
Galeorhinus zyopterus Jordan and Gilbert, 1883
Galeus australis Macleay, 1881
Galeus canis Bonaparte, 1834
Galeus chilensis Pérez Canto, 1886
Galeus linnei Malm, 1877
Galeus nilssoni Bonaparte, 1846
Galeus vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Carcharhinus cyrano Whitley, 1930
Notogaleus australis (Macleay, 1881)
Squalus rhinophanes Péron, 1807
Galeus molinae Philippi, 1887
Galeus zyopterus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)
Squalus galeus Linnaeus, 1758

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Galeorhinus cyrano Whitley, 1930 Junior synonym
Galeorhinus vitaminicus de Buen, 1950
Galeus molinae Philippi, 1887
Notogaleus rhinophanes (Péron, 1807)
Squalus galeus Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination
Galeorhinus zyopterus Jordan and Gilbert, 1883

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