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
Tiliqua rugosa GRAY 1825 Preferred
Trachydosaurus rugosus GRAY 1825: 201 Synonym
Scincus peronii WAGLER 1830: 163 (nomen nudum)
Trachysaurus peronii WAGLER 1833 (nom. nov. pro Trachydosaurus rugosus)
Brachydactylus typicus SMITH 1834
Scincus pachyurus GRAY 1838: 288 (nomen nudum)
Trachysaurus rugosus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 754
Trachydosaurus asper GRAY 1845: 103
Trachydisaurus [sic] rugosus — KREFFT 1873: 315
Trachydosaurus asper — HAACKE 1885: 435
Tiliqua rugosa — SHEA 1990
Tiliqua rugosa - FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Trachydosaurus rugosus — COGGER 2000: 583
Tiliqua rugosa — BONETTI 2002: 162
Tiliqua rugosa konowi MERTENS 1958
Tiliqua rugosa konowi — STORR et al. 1999
Trachydosaurus rugosa palarra SHEA 2000
Tiliqua rugosa palarra SHEA 2000

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Tiliqua rugosa GRAY 1825 Preferred
Brachydactylus typicus SMITH 1834
Scincus pachyurus GRAY 1838
Scincus peronii WAGLER 1830
Trachydisaurus rugosus KREFFT 1873
Trachydosaurus asper Gray 1845
Trachydosaurus rugosa palarra SHEA 2000
Trachydosaurus rugosus GRAY 1825
Trachysaurus peronii WAGLER 1833
Trachysaurus rugosus DUMÉRIL 1839

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Tiliqua rugosa Preferred
Trachydosaurus rugosus
Trachydosaurus rugosus GRAY 1825 Authority


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