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.

FishBase

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789) Preferred
Chiloscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781) Ambiguous synonym
Chiloscyllium indicum var. phymatodes Bleeker, 1852 Synonym
Chiloscyllium phymatodes Bleeker, 1852
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830) Misapplied name
Chiloscyllium tuberculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Chilosycylum indicum (Gmelin, 1789)
Chyloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789)
Hemiscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781)
Scyliorhinus dentatus Blainville, 1816
Scyliorhinus tuberculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Scyliorhinus variegatus Blainville, 1816
Squalus caudatus Gronow, 1854
Squalus colax Meuschen, 1781
Squalus dentatus Blainville, 1816
Squalus gronovianus Shaw, 1804
Squalus indicus Gmelin, 1789
Squalus tuberculatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium indicum Preferred
Chiloscyllium colax
Squalus colax
Squalus indicus
Chiloscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781) Authority
Chiloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789) Preferred
Chiloscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781)
Chiloscyllium indicum phymatodes Bleeker, 1852
Chiloscyllium phymatodes Bleeker, 1852
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830)
Chiloscyllium tuberculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Chilosycylum indicum (Gmelin, 1789)
Chyloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789)
Hemiscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781)
Scyliorhinus dentatus Blainville, 1816
Scyliorhinus tuberculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Scyliorhinus variegatus Blainville, 1816
Squalus caudatus Gronow, 1854
Squalus colax Meuschen, 1781
Squalus gronovianus Shaw, 1804
Squalus indicus Gmelin, 1789
Squalus tuberculatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Squalus dentatus Blainville, 1816

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Chiloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789) Preferred
Squalus indicus Gmelin, 1789 Original name/combination
Lepidorhinus denticulatus (Shaw, 1804) Junior synonym
Squalus denticulatus Shaw, 1804

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