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
Porthidium ophryomegas BOCOURT 1868 Preferred
Bothrops ophryomegas BOCOURT 1868: 201 Synonym
Bothrops lansbergii ophryomegas BOCOURT 1868
Trimeresurus ophryomegas - BOCOURT 1909
Trimeresurus lansbergii - SCHMIDT & ANDREWS 1936
Trimeresurus lansbergii annectans SCHMIDT 1936 (fide WILSON & MEYER 1982)
Bothrops lansbergii annectens (SCHMIDT 1936) (fide WILSON & MEYER 1985)
Bothrops lansbergii annectens — HOGE 1966: 123
Bothrops lansbergii annectens — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 48
Bothrops ophryomegas — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 53
Bothrops ophryomegas - VILLA et al. 1988
Porthidium ophryomegas — WELCH 1994: 101
Porthidium ophryomegas — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 323
Porthidium ophryomegas — SAVAGE 2002

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Porthidium ophryomegas BOCOURT 1868 Preferred
Bothrops lansbergii annectens SCHMIDT 1936
Bothrops lansbergii ophryomegas BOCOURT 1868
Bothrops ophryomegas Bocourt 1868
Trimeresurus lansbergii SCHMIDT 1936
Trimeresurus lansbergii annectans Schmidt 1936
Trimeresurus ophryomegas BOCOURT 1909

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Porthidium ophryomegas (Bocourt, 1869) Preferred
Bothrops ophryomegas Bocourt, 1869 Original name/combination

IUCN Red List

Name Relationship
Porthidium ophryomegas (Bocourt 1868) Preferred
Bothrops ophryomegas Bocourt 1868


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