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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis Preferred
Bacillus pestis (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) Migula 1900 Authority
Bacterium pestis Lehmann and Neumann 1896
Pasteurella pestis (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) Bergey et al. 1923
Pestisella pestis (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) Dorofeev 1947
Yersinia pestis (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) van Loghem 1944 (Approved Lists 1980), nom. cons
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis subsp. pestis (Lehmann and Neumann 1896) Bercovier et al., 1981
Bacillus pestis Synonym
Bacterium pestis
Pasteurella pestis
Pestisella pestis
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis subsp. pestis

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis KIM10+ Preferred
Yersinia pestis KIM
Yersinia pestis KIM 10 Misspelling
Yersinia pestis KIM 10+
Yersinia pestis str. KIM10+ Equivalent name
Yersinia pestis strain KIM10+

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis Angola Preferred
Yersinia pestis Angola O.Pe.3
Yersinia pestis str. Angola
Yersinia pestis strain Angola

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis Antiqua Preferred
Yersinia pestis str. Antiqua
Yersinia pestis strain Antiqua

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis str. IP275 Preferred
Yersinia pestis 17/95
Yersinia pestis IP275
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis IP275
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis strain IP275

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis str. PEXU2 Preferred
Yersinia pestis bv. Orientalis str. PEXU2

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis str. India 195 Preferred
Yersinia pestis bv. Orientalis str. India 195

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis str. IP674 Preferred
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis IP674
Yersinia pestis biovar Orientalis strain IP674

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis biovar Medievalis str. Harbin 35 Preferred
Yersinia pestis biovar Mediaevalis str. Harbin 35
Yersinia pestis bv. Medievalis str. Harbin 35

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis Pestoides F Preferred
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides F
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides F

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis Pestoides A Preferred
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides A
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides A

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis Pestoides G Preferred
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides G
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides G

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides J Preferred
Yersinia pestis Pestoides J
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides J
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis str. Pestoides J

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides E Preferred
Yersinia pestis Pestoides E
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides E
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis str. Pestoides E

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides D Preferred
Yersinia pestis Pestoides D
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides D
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis str. Pestoides D

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides C Preferred
Yersinia pestis Pestoides C
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides C
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis str. Pestoides C

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis str. Pestoides B Preferred
Yersinia pestis Pestoides B
Yersinia pestis strain Pestoides B
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis str. Pestoides B

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis Java 9 Preferred
Yersinia pestis str. Java 9
Yersinia pestis strain Java 9

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Yersinia pestis biovar Microtus str. 91001 Preferred
Yersinia pestis biovar Mediaevails str. 91001
Yersinia pestis biovar Medievalis str. 91001
Yersinia pestis bv. Microtus str. 91001
Yersinia pestis biovar Microtus 91001
Yersinia pestis biovar Microtus strain 91001

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