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 plumbeus (Nardo, 1827) Preferred
Carcharhinus bleekeri (non Duméril, 1865) Misapplied name
Carcharhinus japonicus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1850) Synonym
Carcharhinus milberti (Müller and Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus platyodon (non Poey, 1860)
Carcharias ceruleus DeKay, 1842
Carcharias japonicus Temminck and Schlegel, 1850
Carcharias latistomus (Fang & Wang, 1932)
Carcharias milberti Müller and Henle, 1839
Carcharias obtusirostris Moreau, 1881
Carcharias stevensi Ogilby, 1911
Carcharinus latistomus Fang & Wang, 1932
Carcharinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827)
Eulamia milberti (Müller and Henle, 1839)
Galeolamna dorsalis Whitley, 1944
Galeolamna stevensi (Ogilby, 1911)
Lamna caudata DeKay, 1842
Squalus caecchia Nardo, 1847
Squalus plumbeus Nardo, 1827

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827) Preferred
Squalus plumbeus Nardo, 1827 Valid

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus plumbeus Preferred
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827) Preferred
Squalus plumbeus Nardo, 1827
Carcharias japonicus Temminck and Schlegel, 1850
Carcharinus latistomus Fang & Wang, 1932
Carcharhinus bleekeri (non Duméril, 1865)
Carcharhinus japonicus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1850)
Carcharhinus milberti (Müller and Henle, 1839)
Carcharhinus platyodon (non Poey, 1860)
Carcharias ceruleus DeKay, 1842
Carcharias latistomus (Fang & Wang, 1932)
Carcharias milberti Müller and Henle, 1839
Carcharias stevensi Ogilby, 1911
Squalus caecchia Nardo, 1847
Carcharinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827)
Eulamia milberti (Müller and Henle, 1839)
Galeolamna dorsalis Whitley, 1944
Galeolamna stevensi (Ogilby, 1911)
Lamna caudata DeKay, 1842
Carcharias obtusirostris Moreau, 1881

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827) Preferred
Carcharhinus milberti (Müller and Henle, 1839) Junior synonym
Carcharhinus japonicus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1850)
Carcharias ceruleus DeKay, 1842
Carcharias japonicus Temminck and Schlegel, 1850
Carcharias latistomus Fang and Wang, 1932
Carcharias milberti Müller and Henle, 1839
Carcharias obtusirostris Moreau, 1881
Carcharias stevensi Ogilby, 1911
Eulamia milberti (Müller and Henle, 1839)
Galeolamna dorsalis Whitley, 1944
Galeolamna stevensi (Ogilby, 1911)
Lamna caudata DeKay, 1842
Squalus caecchia Nardo, 1847
Squalus plumbeus Nardo, 1827 Original name/combination

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