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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Goliathus goliatus (Linnaeus, 1771) Preferred
Goliathus goliath SULZER, 1776 Synonym
Goliathus goliathus GOEZE, 1777
Goliathus imperialis KLUG, 1835
Goliathus palmatus Endrödi, 1960
Goliathus guttatus Endrödi, 1960
Goliathus undulatus Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus giganteus LAMARCK, 1817
Goliathus magnus DUNCAN, 1835
Goliathus hieroglyphicus Sjöstedt, 1928
Goliathus interruptus Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus longivittis Kraatz, 1898
Goliathus vittiger Endrödi, 1960
Goliathus undulus Sjöstedt, 1928
Goliathus quadrimaculatus Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus nigripes Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus marginifer Kraatz, 1889
Goliathus intermedius Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus marginatus Kraatz, 1889
Goliathus striatus Sjöstedt, 1928
Goliathus druryi MACLEAY, 1838
Goliathus africanus LAMARCK, 1801
Goliathus trivittatus Endrödi, 1960
Goliathus connectens Csiki, 1904
Goliathus conjunctivittis Kraatz, 1898
Goliathus apicalis Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus adspersus Sjöstedt, 1928
Goliathus albipennis Endrödi, 1960
Goliathus confluens Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus albovariegatus Sjöstedt, 1928
Goliathus confluens Sjöstedt, 1928
Goliathus conspersus Kraatz, 1889
Goliathus albatus Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus grandis Veen, 1904
Goliathus curtivittis Kraatz, 1898

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Goliathus goliatus Preferred
Goliathus goliatus (Linnaeus, 1771) Authority


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