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
Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Centrina oxynotus Swainson, 1839 Synonym
Centrina salviani Risso, 1827
Centrina vulpecula Moreau, 1881
Oxinotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Oxynotus shubnikovi Myagkov, 1986 Ambiguous synonym
Squalus centrina Linnaeus, 1758

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Oxynotus centrina Preferred
Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758) Authority
Squalus centrina Linnaeus, 1758
Squalus centrina

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Centrina salviani Risso, 1827
Centrina vulpecula Moreau, 1881
Oxynotus shubnikovi Myagkov, 1986
Squalus centrina Linnaeus, 1758
Oxinotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Centrina oxynotus Swainson, 1839

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Centrina oxynotus Swainson, 1839 Junior synonym
Centrina salviani Risso, 1827
Centrina vulpecula Moreau, 1881
Squalus centrina Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination

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