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.


Name Relationship
Proctoporus Tschudi, 1845 Preferred
Proctoporus bogotensis BOULENGER 1919 Synonym
Proctoporus striatus Bauer et al., 1995
Proctoporus vietus KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus bicolor BURT & BURT 1931
Proctoporus columbianus ANDERSSON 1914
Proctoporus orcesi KIZIRIAN 1995
Proctoporus raneyi KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus shrevei PARKER 1935
Proctoporus simoterus BOULENGER 1885
Proctoporus stigmatoral KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus achlyens UZZELL 1958
Proctoporus lividus THOMINOT 1889
Proctoporus longicaudatus ANDERSSON 1914
Proctoporus laudahnae KÖHLER & LEHR 2004
Proctoporus oculatus Burt & Burt, 1933
Proctoporus luctuosus Bauer et al., 1995
Proctoporus unicolor BOULENGER 1882
Proctoporus obesus Barbour & Noble, 1920
Proctoporus laevis Burt & Burt, 1933
Proctoporus labioocularis KÖHLER & LEHR 2004
Proctoporus vespertinus KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus shrevei Peters & Donoso-Barros, 1970
Proctoporus labionis KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus petrorum KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus balneator KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus colomaromani KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus meleagris BOULENGER 1885
Proctoporus ventrimaculatus BOULENGER 1900
Proctoporus inanis DOAN & SCHARGEL 2003
Proctoporus anatoloros KIZIRIAN 1996
Proctoporus hypostictus BOULENGER 1902
Proctoporus cashcaensis KIZIRIAN & COLOMA 1991


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