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
Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794 Preferred
Pristis acutirostris Duméril, 1865 Synonym
Pristis annandalei Chaudhuri, 1908
Pristis antiquorum (non Latham, 1794) Misapplied name
Pristis clavata (non Garman, 1906)
Pristis evermanni Fischer, 1884 Ambiguous synonym
Pristis granulosa Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Pristis leptodon Duméril, 1865
Pristis megalodon Duméril, 1865
Pristis occa (Duméril, 1865)
Pristis pectinatus Latham, 1794
Pristis serra Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Pristis woermanni Fischer, 1884
Pristis zijsron (non Bleeker, 1851)
Pristobatus occa Duméril 1865

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Pristis pectinata Preferred
Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794 Authority
Pristis pectinatus Misspelling

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794 Preferred
Pristis antiquorum (non Latham, 1794)
Pristis annandalei Chaudhuri, 1908
Pristis granulosa Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Pristis leptodon Duméril, 1865
Pristis acutirostris Duméril, 1865
Pristis zijsron (non Bleeker, 1851)
Pristis megalodon Duméril, 1865
Pristis clavata (non Garman, 1906)
Pristis pectinatus Latham, 1794
Pristis evermanni Fischer, 1884
Pristis serra Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Pristis occa (Duméril, 1865)
Pristis woermanni Fischer, 1884
Pristobatus occa Duméril 1865

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