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
Stegastes adustus (Troschel, 1865) Preferred
Eupomacentrus rubridorsalis Beebe and Hollister, 1933 Synonym
Pomacentrus adustus Troschel, 1865
Pomacentrus dorsopunicans Poey, 1868
Pomacentrus obscuratus Poey, 1876
Stegastes dorsopunicans (Poey, 1868)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Stegastes adustus (Troschel, 1865) Preferred
Pomacentrus dorsopunicans Poey, 1868
Pomacentrus obscuratus Poey, 1876
Pomacentrus adustus Troschel, 1865
Stegastes dorsopunicans (Poey, 1868)
Eupomacentrus rubridorsalis Beebe and Hollister, 1933

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Stegastes adustus (Troschel in Müller, 1865) Preferred
Pomacentrus dorsopunicans Poey, 1868 Junior synonym
Pomacentrus rubridorsalis (Beebe and Hollister, 1933)
Pomacentrus adustus Troschel in Müller, 1865 Original name/combination
Eupomacentrus rubridorsalis Beebe and Hollister, 1933

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Stegastes adustus Preferred
Stegastes adustus (Troschel, 1865)
Stegastes dorsopunicans
Stegastes dorsopunicans (Poey, 1868)

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