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. Import

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium Müller and Henle, 1837 Preferred
Chilloscyllium Synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium Müller and Henle, 1837 Preferred
Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum Pellegrin, 1914
Chiloscyllium indicum (not Gmelin, 1879)
Chiloscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781)
Chiloscyllium confusum Dingerkus and DeFino, 1983
Chiloscyllium dolganovi Kharin, 1987
Chiloscyllium furvum Macleay, 1881
Chiloscyllium fuscum Parker & Haswell, 1897
Chiloscyllium hasselti Bleeker, 1852
Chiloscyllium margaritiferum Bleeker, 1863
Chiloscyllium modestum Günther, 1872
Chiloscyllium obscurum Gray, 1851
Chiloscyllium phymatodes Bleeker, 1852
Chiloscyllium tuberculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Pellegrin, 1914
Chiloscyllium grisium Müller & Henle, 1838
Chiloscyllium malaianum (Lesson, 1831)
Chiloscyllium trispeculare (Richardson, 1843)


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