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.

The Reptile Database

Name Relationship
Podarcis melisellensis BRAUN 1877 Preferred
Lacerta melisellensis BRAUN 1877 Synonym
Lacerta melisellensis — BRAUN 1886
Podarcis melisellensis — HENLE 1985
Podarcis melisellensis — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Podarcis melisellensis — POULAKAKIS et al. 2005
Podarcis melisellensis melisellensis — SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008
Podarcis melisellensis fiumanus (WERNER, 1891)
Lacerta taurica fiumana — WERNER 1920: 23
Podarcis melisellensis fiumana — SEHNAL & SCHUSTER 1999
Podarcis melisellensis fiumana — MAYER & PODNAR 2002
Podarcis melisellensis fiumanus — SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008
Podarcis melisellensis fiumana — DIECKMANN & DIECKMANN 2010

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Podarcis melisellensis BRAUN 1877 Preferred
Lacerta melisellensis BRAUN 1877

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