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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Bathylagus Günther, 1878 Preferred
Therobromus Lucas in Jordan and Gilbert, 1899 Junior synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Bathylagus Günther, 1878 Preferred
Bathylagus bericoides (Borodin, 1929) Synonym
Bathylagus greyae Cohen, 1958
Bathylagus borealis Gilbert, 1896
Bathylagus callorhini (Lucas, 1899)
Bathylagus nigrigenys Parr, 1931
Bathylagus stilbius (Gilbert, 1890)
Bathylagus wesethi Bolin, 1938
Bathylagus alascanus Chapman, 1939
Bathylagus argyrogaster Norman, 1930
Bathylagus benedicti Goode & Bean, 1896
Bathylagus compsus Cohen, 1958
Bathylagus elongatus Roule, 1916
Bathylagus glacialis Regan, 1913
Bathylagus longipinnis Kobyliansky, 1985
Bathylagus longirostris Maul, 1948
Bathylagus microcephalus Norman, 1930
Bathylagus milleri Jordan & Gilbert, 1898
Bathylagus nakazawai Matsubara, 1940
Bathylagus ochotensis Schmidt, 1938
Bathylagus schmidti (Rass, 1955)
Bathylagus wesethy Bolin, 1938


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