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.


Name Relationship
Cheirodon Girard, 1855 Preferred
Cheirodon terrabae (Bussing, 1967) Synonym
Cheirodon micropterus Eigenmann, 1907
Cheirodon kriegi Schindler, 1937
Cheirodon felipponei (Fowler, 1943)
Cheirodon heterura (Eigenmann, 1915)
Cheirodon monodon Cope, 1894
Cheirodon piaba Lütken, 1875
Cheirodon mitopterus Fink & Weitzman, 1974
Cheirodon arnoldi Boulenger, 1909
Cheirodon microdon Eigenmann, 1915
Cheirodon annae McAtee, 1903
Cheirodon eques Steindachner, 1882
Cheirodon simulans (Géry, 1963)
Cheirodon ribeiroi Eigenmann, 1907
Cheirodon meinkeni Ahl, 1928
Cheirodon notomelas Eigenmann, 1915
Cheirodon pallidifrons Fowler, 1946
Cheirodon insignis Steindachner, 1880
Cheirodon eigenmanni Meek, 1912
Cheirodon gorgonae Evermann & Goldsborough, 1909
Cheirodon macropterus Fowler, 1941
Cheirodon jaguaribensis Fowler, 1941
Cheirodon madeirae Eigenmann, 1915
Cheirodon steindachneri Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1891
Cheirodon affinis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1916)
Cheirodon stenodon Eigenmann, 1915
Cheirodon leuciscus Ahl, 1936
Cheirodon dialepturus Fink & Weitzman, 1974
Cheirodon axelrodi Schultz, 1956
Cheirodon gracilis Géry, 1960
Cheirodon fugitiva (Cope, 1870)


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