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.

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Name Relationship
Amphipoda Preferred
Pariambidae Laubitz, 1993 Synonym
Cyllopodidae Bovallius, 1887
Paracalliopiidae Barnard & Karaman 1982
Protellidae McCain, 1970
Lestrigonidae Zeidler, 2004
Bougisidae Zeidler, 2004
Caprellinoididae
Acanthonotozomellidae Coleman & Barnard, 1991
Cardenioidae Barnard & Karaman, 1987
Carinogammaridae
Microphasmatidae Stephensen & Pirlot, 1931
Acanthonotozomatidae Stebbing, 1906
Iulopidae
Hyalellidae Bulycheva, 1957
Lepechinellidae Schellenberg, 1926
Najnidae J.L. Barnard, 1972
Paracercopidae
Paramphithoidae
Anamixidae
Anatylidae
Phtisicidae
Prophliantidae
Proscinidae Pirlot, 1933
Thaumatelsonidae
Aeginellidae Leach, 1814
Orchestiidae
Tironidae
Paramphitoidae
Megaluropodidae Bousfield, 1982

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