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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Lepidotrichidae Preferred
Lepidothrichidae Misspelling


Name Relationship
Lepidotrichidae Wygodzinsky, 1961 Preferred
Lepidetron Menge in Berendt, 1854 Synonym
Klebsia Olfers 1907
Micropa Olfers 1907
Lepidion Menge in Berendt, 1854
Lepidium Menge in Berendt, 1854
Lepidothrix Silvestri, 1913

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Lepidotrichidae Silvestri 1913 Preferred
Klebsia von Olfers 1907
Micropa von Olfers 1907
Machilopsis von Olfers 1907


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