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.

BioLib.cz Import

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) Preferred
Tursiops nesarnack Synonym
Delphinus truncatus Montagu, 1821
Tursiops maugeanus Iredale & Troughton, 1934

IUCN Red List

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) Preferred
Tursiops gephyreus Lahille, 1908
Tursiops gilli Dall, 1873
Tursiops nuuanu Andrews, 1911

BibAlex LifeDesk

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) Preferred
Tursiops gephyreus Lahille, 1908 Synonym
Tursiops gilli Dall, 1873 Synonym
Tursiops nuuanu Andrews, 1911 Synonym

Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus Preferred
Delphinus truncatus

South African Vertebrates

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) Preferred
Tursiops gephyreus Lahille, 1908

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) Preferred
Tursiops gephyreus Lahille, 1908
Delphinus truncatus Montagu, 1821

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) Preferred
Tursiops gephyreus Lahille, 1908 Junior synonym
Delphinus truncatus Montagu, 1821 Original name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Tursiops truncatus Preferred
Tursiops truncatus Gervais, 1855 Authority

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