Is it ever valid for a synonym to be the same as another valid species?
Jools wrote:Yes. Although that opens up a can of worms around utilising the forum code that gives you Yes/No buttons or you could just hack something.
I would still be interested in the specifics.
Jools wrote:I meant the mod area, but yes, the catelog forum would be a better idea wouldn't it.
An explanation is in order as to the status of the synonym, Synodontis ornatus. There is a paper by Pappenheim & Boulenger(1914) using Synodontis ornatus which shows a drawing of a fish that very much looks like a Synodontis nigrita, the fish shown in this paper is now considered a synonym of S. nigrita. A second paper by Boulenger (1920) using Synodontis ornatus shows a drawing of a fish that looks like the images that are shown for Synodontis ornatissima which this second ornatus is now a synonym of.
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