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.
marks the preferred name from each source.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
|Bison C. H. Smith, 1827||Preferred|
|Bonasus Fitzinger, 1860||Junior synonym|
|Bison Hamilton-Smith, 1827||Preferred|
|Bison aguascalientes Mooser and Dalquest 1975||Synonym|
|Bison alleni Marsh 1877|
|Bison angularis Figgins 1933|
|Bison californicus Rhoads 1897|
|Bison chaneyi Cook 1928|
|Bison crassicornis Richardson 1854|
|Bison ferox Marsh 1877|
|Bison figginsi Hay and Cook 1928|
|Bison geisti Skinner and Kaisen 1947|
|Bison kansensis McClung 1905|
|Bison occidentalis Lucas, 1898|
|Bison oliverhayi Figgins 1933|
|Bison pacificus Hay 1927|
|Bison praeoccidentalis Skinner and Kaisen 1947|
|Bison regius Hay 1913|
|Bison rotundus Figgins 1933|
|Bison sylvestris Hay, 1915|
|Bison taylori Hay and Cook 1928|
|Bison texanus Hay and Cook 1928|
|Bison willistoni Martin 1924|
|Bos americanus Gmelin 1788|
|Bos arizonica Blake 1898|
|Bos crampianus Cope 1894|
|Sus americana Harlan|
|Bison europaeus Owen 1849|
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