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
Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) Preferred
Stegomyia nigeria Theobald, 1901 Synonym
Culex rossii Giles, 1889
Stegomyia queenslandensis Theobald, 1901
Culex anguste-alatus Becker, 1908
Duttonia alboannulis Ludlow, 1911
Culex viridifrons Walker, 1848
Stegomyia atritarsis Edwards, 1920
Culex fasciatus Fabricius, 1805
Mimeteomyia pulcherrima Taylor, 1919
Culex albopalposus Becker, 1908
Culex exagitans Walker, 1856
Stegomyia canariensis Pittaluga, 1905
Culex argenteus Poiret, 1787
Stegomyia luciensis Theobald, 1901
Culex toxorhynchus Macquart, 1838
Culex elegans Ficalbi, 1889
Culex bancrofti Skuse, 1889
Culex inexorabilis Walker, 1848
Culex augens Wiedemann, 1828
Culex calopus Meigen, 1818
Culex excitans Walker, 1848
Culex annulitarsis Macquart, 1844
Culex taeniatus Wiedemann, 1828
Culex kououpi Brullé, 1833
Culex mosquito Robineau-Desvoidy, 1827
Culex frater Robineau-Desvoidy, 1827
Culex insatiabilis Bigot, 1859

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) Preferred
Culex aegypti Linnaeus, 1762 Junior synonym
Culex excitans Walker, 1848
Culex taeniatus Wiedemann, 1828

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Aedes aegypti Preferred
Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) Authority
Stegomyia aegypti


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