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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Homo sapiens Preferred
Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Authority

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Homo aethiopicus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825 Junior synonym
Homo americanus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo arabicus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo australasicus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo cafer Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo capensis Broom, 1917
Homo columbicus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo drennani Kleinschmidt, 1931
Homo grimaldii Lapouge, 1906
Homo hottentotus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo hyperboreus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo indicus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo japeticus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo melaninus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo neptunianus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo palestinus McCown & Keith, 1932
Homo patagonus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo priscus Lapouge, 1899
Homo scythicus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo sinicus Bory de St. Vincent, 1825
Homo spelaeus Lapouge, 1899
Homo troglodytes Linnaeus, 1758 Other, see comments
Homo wadjakensis Dubois, 1921
Homo sapiens grimaldiensis Gregory, 1921
Homo fossilis protoaethiopicus Giuffrida-Ruggeri, 1915
Homo sapiens cromagnonensis Gregory, 1921

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