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
Lissodelphis peronii (Lacepede 1804) Preferred
Delphinus peronii Lacepede 1804 Valid
Lissodelphis peroni (Lacepede 1804)
Lissodelphis peroni peroni (Lacepede 1804)
Delphinapterus peronii (Lacepede 1804)
Prodelphinus leucorhamphus (Peron 1804) Heterotypic synonym
Delphinus leucoramphus Peron 1804
Delphinus bicolor Gray, 1846
Delphinapterus lessonii Philippi, 1893
Prodelphinus gervaisi Trouessart, 1898

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Lissodelphis peronii (Lacepède, 1804) Preferred
Delphinus leucorhamphus Lacépède, 1804 Synonym
Delphinus peronii Lacépède, 1804

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Lissodelphis peronii (Lacépède, 1804) Preferred
Delphinus leucorhamphus Lacépède, 1804 Other, see comments
Delphinus peronii Lacépède, 1804 Original name/combination

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