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
Argopecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Pecten (Plagioctenium) gibbus (Linnaeus 1758) Valid
Pecten (Chlamys) gibbus (Linnaeus 1758)
Aequipecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chlamys (Plagioctenium) gibbus (Linnaeus 1758)
Ostrea gibba (Linnaeus 1758)
Pecten gibbus Linnaeus, 1758

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Argopecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Ostrea gibbus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonym
Ostrea nucleus Born, 1778
Ostrea turgida Gmelin, 1791
Argopecten imitatoides Macsotay & Campos, 2001
Chlamys liocymatus (Dall, 1925)
Pecten dislocatus Say, 1822

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Argopecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Pecten gibbus Linnaeus, 1758 Junior synonym
Aequipecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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