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
Lecanora muralis (Schreb.) Rabenh. Preferred
Lecanora diffracta Ach. Synonym
Protoparmeliopsis muralis (Schreber) Choisy
Squamaria diffracta (Ach.) Duby
Placolecanora muralis f. diffracta (Ach.) Kopach. 1972
Placodium diffractum (Ach.) Motyka 1996
Lecanora saxicola var. diffracta (Ach.) Rabenh.
Placolecanora muralis var. albomarginata (Nyl.) de Lesd. 1948
Placolecanora muralis f. albomarginata (Nyl.) Kopach. 1972
Squamaria muralis f. albomarginata (Nyl.) Mereschk. 1913
Squamarina albomarginata (Nyl.) Motyka 1996
Squamaria albomarginata (Nyl.) Räsänen
Placolecanora albomarginata (Nyl.) Räsänen
Lecanora saxicola var. albomarginata (Nyl.) Th. Fr. 1871
Lecanora muralis var. albomarginata (Nyl.) Tomin 1956
Squamaria versicolor (Pers.) anon.
Lobaria versicolor (Pers.) anon.
Placodium versicolor (Pers.) anon.
Placolecanora versicolor (Pers.) Kopach. 1972
Protoparmeliopsis versicolor (Pers.) M. Choisy 1931
Lecanora saxicola var. versicolor (Pers.) Tuck.
Placolecanora muralis var. versicolor (Pers.) Verseghy 1988
Squamaria muralis (Schreb.) Elenkin
Psora muralis (Schreb.) Hoffm. 1790
Lobaria muralis (Schreb.) Hoffm. 1796
Parmularia muralis (Schreb.) Räsänen
Placolecanora muralis (Schreb.) Räsänen 1946
Parmelia muralis (Schreb.) Schaer. 1840
Squamaria riparia var. muralis (Schreb.) Szatala 1960
Patellaria muralis (Schreb.) Trevis. 1852
Lichen diffractus Ach. 1798
Parmelia saxicola var. areolata Leight.
Squamaria saxicola var. areolata Leight. ex Mudd
Squamaria saxicola var. albomarginata Nyl. 1871
Lichen versicolor Pers. 1794
Lichen muralis Schreb. 1771

GBIF national node classification resource: Germany

Name Relationship
Lecanora muralis Preferred
Lecanora muralis var. serpentini Poelt


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