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
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) Preferred
Cetorhinus blainvillei de Brito Capello, 1869 Synonym
Cetorhinus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Cetorhinus maximus infanuncula Deinse & Adriani, 1953 Ambiguous synonym
Cetorhinus maximus normani (Siccardi, 1961)
Cetorhinus normani Siccardi, 1961
Cetorhinus rostratus (Macri, 1819)
Halsydrus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Halsydrus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Halsydrus pontoppidiani Fleming, 1809
Hannovera aurata van Beneden, 1871
Polyprosopus macer Couch, 1862
Scoliophis atlanticus Anonymous, 1817
Selache elephas (Le Sueur, 1822)
Selache maxima (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selache maximum (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selache maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selachus pennantii Cornish, 1885
Squalis gunneri Blainville, 1816
Squalis shavianus Blainville, 1816
Squalus cetaceus Gronow, 1854
Squalus elephas Lesueur, 1822
Squalus gunnerianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus homianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus isodus Macri, 1819
Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765
Squalus pelegrinus Blainville, 1810
Squalus peregrinus Blainville, 1810
Squalus rashleighanus Couch, 1838
Squalus rhinoceros DeKay, 1842
Squalus rostratus Macri, 1819
Tetraoras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
Tetroras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
Tetroras maccoyi Barrett, 1933

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) Preferred
Squalus pelegrinus Blainville, 1810
Selache elephas (Le Sueur, 1822)
Squalus rashleighanus Couch, 1838
Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765
Squalus isodus Macri, 1819
Squalus homianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus gunnerianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus elephas Lesueur, 1822
Squalus cetaceus Gronow, 1854
Squalis shavianus Blainville, 1816
Squalis gunneri Blainville, 1816
Selachus pennantii Cornish, 1885
Selache maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Squalus peregrinus Blainville, 1810
Selache maxima (Gunnerus, 1765)
Squalus rhinoceros DeKay, 1842
Scoliophis atlanticus Anonymous, 1817
Polyprosopus macer Couch, 1862
Hannovera aurata van Beneden, 1871
Halsydrus pontoppidiani Fleming, 1809
Halsydrus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Halsydrus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Cetorhinus rostratus (Macri, 1819)
Cetorhinus normani Siccardi, 1961
Cetorhinus maximus normani (Siccardi, 1961)
Cetorhinus maximus infanuncula Deinse & Adriani, 1953
Cetorhinus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Cetorhinus blainvillei de Brito Capello, 1869
Selache maximum (Gunnerus, 1765)
Squalus rostratus Macri, 1819
Tetraoras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
Tetroras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
Tetroras maccoyi Barrett, 1933

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) Preferred
Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765 Original name/combination

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