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.
|Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh, 1820||Preferred|
|Sargassum crassifolium J.Agardh, 1848||Synonym|
|Sargassum anapense Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1901|
|Sargassum crassifolium samoensis Grunow 1915|
|Sargassum echinocarpum J.Agardh, 1848|
|Sargassum fonanonense Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1924|
|Sargassum odontocarpum Sonder 1871|
|Sargassum heterocystum Montagne 1842|
|Sargassum binderi Sonder ex J.Agardh, 1848|
|Sargassum oocyste J. Agardh 1848|
|Fucus aquifolius Turner 1807|
|Sargassum biserrula J. Agardh 1848|
|Sargassum echinocarpum Greville, 1848|
|Sargassum cinctum echinocarpum Grunow 1888|
|Sargassum binderi incisifolium Sonder ex Grunow 1915|
|Sargassum echinocarpum vitiense Grunow 1874|
|Sargassum spathulifolium neocaledonicum Grunow 1916|
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