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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Blatta orientalis Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Stylopyga orientalis gracilis Adelung, 1903 Synonym
Stylopyga orientalis spontanea Semenov-Tian-Shansky, 1909
Blatta castanea Blanchard 1851
Blatta secunda Schaeffer 1769
Kakerlac platystetho Philippi, 1863
Kakerlac pallipes Philippi, 1863
Pulex imperator Westwood, 1858
Blatta europaea Bartsch 1846
Blatta hemialata Gistel 1856
Blatta badia Saussure 1863
Blatta lucifuga Poda, 1761
Blatta ferruginea Thunberg 1810
Blatta tertia Schaeffer 1769
Blatta culinaris De Geer 1773


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