Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima — Synonyms

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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.

The Reptile Database

Name Relationship
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima GRAY 1855 Preferred
Emys pulcherrimus GRAY 1855 Synonym
Rhinoclemmys frontalis GRAY 1873: 144
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima — GRAY 1873: 145
Emys pulcherrima — GÜNTHER 1885: 6
Nicoria punctularia var. pulcherrima BOULENGER 1889
Geoemyda pulcherrima WERMUTH & MERTENS 1961
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima — LINER 1994
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima — KÖHLER 2000: 22
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima pulcherrima
Rhinoclemmys bocourti GRAY 1873: 111
Geoemyda pulcherrima pulcherrima WETTSTEIN 1934
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima pulcherrima — OBST 2003: 18
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incisa (BOCOURT 1868)
Emys incisa BOCOURT 1868
Emys incisa — GRAY 1873: 110
Emys incisa — GÜNTHER 1885: 7
Nicoria punctularia var. incisa BOULENGER 1889
Geoemyda pulcherrima incisa WETTSTEIN 1934
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incisa — OBST 2003: 18
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni (DUNN 1930)
Geoemyda manni DUNN 1930
Geoemyda pulcherrima manni WETTSTEIN 1934
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni — OBST 2003: 18
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima rogerbarbouri (ERNST 1978)
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima rogerbarbouri — OBST 2003: 18

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima GRAY 1855 Preferred
Emys incisa BOCOURT 1868
Emys pulcherrima GÜNTHER 1885
Emys pulcherrimus GRAY 1855
Geoemyda pulcherrima WERMUTH 1961
Geoemyda pulcherrima incisa WETTSTEIN 1934
Nicoria punctularia incisa BOULENGER 1889
Nicoria punctularia pulcherrima BOULENGER 1889
Rhinoclemmys frontalis GRAY 1873

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima (Gray, 1856) Preferred
Emys pulcherrimus Gray, 1856 Original name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima Preferred
Emys pulcherrimus
Geoemyda pulcherrima
Emys pulcherrimus GRAY 1855 Authority


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