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.

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Eudelphinus delphis (Linnaeus 1758) Invalid
Delphinus vulgaris Lacepede 1804 Heterotypic synonym
Delphinus novaezelandiae Quoy and Gainard 1830
Delphinus sao Gray 1846
Delphinus frithii Blyth, 1859
Delphinus frithi (Blyth 1859)
Delphinus fulvofasciatus (Wagner 1846)
Delphinus fulvifasciatus Wagner 1846
Delphinus fluvofasciatus Wagner 1853
Delphinus janira Gray, 1846
Delphinus major Gray, 1866
Delphinus marginatus Duvernoy 1857
Delphinus pomeegra Owen 1866
Delphinus walkeri Gray, 1866
Delphinus ponticus Barabash 1935
Delphinus dussumieri Blanford, 1891
Delphinus zelandae Gray 1843
Delphinus loriger Wiegmann 1846
Delphinus forsteri Gray, 1846
Delphinus albimanus Peale, 1848
Delphinus algeriensis Loche, 1860

South African Vertebrates

Name Relationship
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Delphinus fulvofasciatus Wagner, 1846 Synonym
Delphinus janira Gray, 1846
Delphinus pomeegra Owen 1866
Delphinus vulgaris (Lacépède, 1804)


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