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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii (Giglioli, 1872) Preferred
Anthropopithecus calvescens Matschie, 1914 Junior synonym
Anthropopithecus castanomale Matschie, 1914
Simia cottoni Matschie, 1912
Anthropopithecus graueri Matschie, 1914
Simia ituricus Matschie, 1912
Fsihego ituriensis de Pauw, 1905
Troglodytes livingstonii Selenka, 1899 Unavailable, nomen nudum
Simia nahani Matschie, 1912
Anthropopithecus pfeifferi Matschie, 1914
Anthropopithecus purschei Matschie, 1914
Anthropopithecus schubotzi Matschie, 1914
Anthropopithecus steindachneri Lorenz, 1914
Simia adolfifriederici Matschie, 1912
Troglodytes niger marungensis Noack, 1887
Simia koolookamba yambuyae Matschie, 1912


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