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. Import

Name Relationship
Ambystoma Tschudi, 1838 Preferred
Xiphonura Tschudi 1838 Synonym
Xiphoctonus Gistel, 1848
Stegoporus Wiegmann 1832
Sirenodon Wiegmann 1832
Siredon Wagler 1830
Salamandroidis Fitzinger 1843
Rhyacosiredon Dunn, 1928
Plioambystoma Adams & Martin 1929
Plagiodon Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854
Phyllidrus Agassiz, 1844
Phylhydrus Swainson 1839
Phillhydrus Gray in Cuvier, 1831
Desmiostoma Sager 1858
Hemitriton Van der Hoeven, 1833
Camarataxis Cope 1859
Axolot Bonaparte, 1832
Axoloteles Wood, 1863
Axolotes Owen 1844
Amblystoma Agassiz, 1844
Ambistoma Jan, 1857
Axolotl Van der Hoeven, 1833
Acholotes Cope, 1868
Axolotus Jarocki 1822
Bathysiredon Dunn 1939
Heterotriton Gray 1850
Lanebatrachus Taylor 1941
Limnarches Gistel, 1848
Linguaelapsus Cope 1887
Ogallalabatrachus Taylor 1941
Pectoglossa Mivart 1868
Philhydrus Brookes 1828

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Ambystoma Tschudi, 1838 Preferred
Rhyacosiredon Dunn, 1928 Junior synonym


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