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
Pan Oken, 1816 Preferred
Pan africanus Oken 1816 Synonym

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Pan Oken, 1816 Preferred
Anthropopithecus de Blainville, 1838 Junior synonym
Bonobo Tratz and Heck, 1954
Engeco Haeckel 1866
Fsihego de Pauw, 1905
Hylanthropus Gloger, 1841
Pongo Haeckel 1866 Homonym & junior synonym
Pseudanthropos Reichenbach 1860
Theranthropus Brookes, 1828
Troglodytes É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1812


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