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 nigrolutea QUOY & GAIMARD 1824 Preferred
Scincus nigroluteus QUOY & GAIMARD 1824: 176 Synonym
Scincus erucotis GRAY 1838: 290 (nomen nudum)
Cyclodus nigroluteus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 750
Tiliqua nigrolutea GRAY — SMITH 1937: 233
Tiliqua nigrolutea — COGGER 1983: 190
Tiliqua nigrolutea — COGGER 2000: 577

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Tiliqua nigrolutea QUOY & GAIMARD 1824 Preferred
Cyclodus nigroluteus DUMÉRIL 1839
Scincus erucotis GRAY 1838
Scincus nigroluteus QUOY 1824


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