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.


Name Relationship
Pleuronectidae Preferred
Errex Jordan, 1919 Synonym
Passer Walbaum 1792
Flesus Moreau 1881
Platysomatichthys Bleeker 1862
Drepanopsetta Gill 1861
Myzopsetta Gill, 1864
Hypoglossus Smith 1833
Gareus Hubbs 1915
Leptosoma Nardo 1827
Myzopsetta Gill 1861
Protopsetta Schmidt 1904
Preuronectes Bonaparte 1837
Xystrias Jordan & Starks 1904
Heteroprosopon Bleeker 1862
Pseudoplatichthys Hikita 1934
Inopsetta Jordan and Goss in Jordan, 1885
Cynicoglossus Bonaparte, 1837
Boopsetta Alcock 1896
Euchalarodus Gill, 1864
Pluviopsetta Tanaka, 1916
Brachyprosopon Bleeker 1862
Pomatopsetta Gill 1864
Apsetta Kyle 1901
Leptosomus Gistl 1848
Alaeops Jordan and Starks, 1904
Bowenia Haast 1873
Limandella Jordan & Starks 1906
Platessa Cuvier, 1816
Pleuroncetes Schneider 1801
Araias Jordan & Starks 1904
Paralimanda Breder, 1927
Veraequa Jordan and Starks, 1904
Adamasoma Whitley & Phillipps 1939
Cynopsetta Jordan & Starks 1906
Cynoglossa Bonaparte 1846
Curioptera Whitley 1951
Pleuronectus Radermacher 1779
Spanius Gistel, 1848
Patessa Nilsson 1832
Passer Klein, 1775
Tapirisolea Ramsay, 1883


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