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.
marks the preferred name from each source.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
|Hyperoodontidae Gray, 1846||Preferred|
|Ziphiidae Gray, 1850||Other, see comments|
|Ziphiidae Gray, 1865||Other, see comments|
|Hyperoodontina Gray, 1846||Other, see comments|
|Ziphiidae Gray, 1850||Preferred|
|Ziphiini (Gray 1850)||Invalid|
|Ziphiina (Gray 1850)||Invalid|
|Ziphiopsis Du Bus 1868||Invalid|
|Synostodon Vanden Broeck 1874||Invalid|
|Choneziphiidae Cope 1895||Invalid|
|Eboroziphius Leidy 1876||Invalid|
|Pelycorhamphus Cope 1895||Invalid|
|Dioplodon bononiensis Capellini 1885||Invalid|
|Mesoplodon bononiensis (Capellini 1885)||Invalid|
|Dioplodon senensis Capellini 1885||Invalid|
|Mesoplodon (Dioplodon) senensis (Capellini 1885)||Invalid|
|Mesoplodon senensis (Capellini 1885)||Invalid|
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