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. Import

Name Relationship
Supella longipalpa (Fabricius, 1798) Preferred
Blatta longipalpa Fabricius 1798 Synonym
Blatta supellectilium Audinet-Serville, 1839
Blatta cubensis (Saussure, 1862)
Blatta extenuata (Walker, 1868)
Blatta incisa (Walker, 1868)
Blatta phalerata (Saussure, 1863)
Ischnoptera quadriplaga (Walker, 1868)
Blatta subfasciata (Walker, 1871)
Blatta transversalis (Walker, 1871)
Ischnoptera vacillons (Walker, 1868)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Supella longipalpa (Fabricius, 1798) Preferred
Blatta phalerata Saussure, 1863
Ischnoptera quadriplaga Walker, F., 1868
Blatta longipalpa Fabricius 1798
Ischnoptera vacillans Walker, F., 1868
Blatta transversalis Walker, F., 1871
Blatta supellectilium Serville, 1838
Blatta subfasciata Walker, F., 1871
Blatta incisa Walker, F., 1868
Blatta extenuata Walker, F., 1868
Blatta cubensis Saussure 1862


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