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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Chascanopsetta Alcock, 1894 Preferred
Pelecanichthys Gilbert and Cramer, 1897 Junior synonym


Name Relationship
Chascanopsetta Alcock, 1894 Preferred
Chascanopsetta galatheae Nielsen, 1961 Synonym
Chascanopsetta micrognathus Amaoka & Yamamoto, 1984
Chascanopsetta normani Kuronuma, 1940
Chascanopsetta raptator (Franz, 1910)
Chascanopsetta proligera Gilbert, 1905
Chascanopsetta maculata von Bonde, 1922
Chascanopsetta prognathus Norman, 1939
Chascanopsetta gilchristi von Bonde, 1922
Chascanopsetta microstoma Kuronuma, 1940
Chascanopsetta megastoma Kamohara, 1936
Chascanopsetta blumenalia Shen, 1967


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