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
Serpulidae Preferred
Spirorbidae Synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Serpulidae Rafinesque, 1815 Preferred
Pomatoceros Philippi, 1844
Pomatoleios Pixell, 1913
Spirodiscus Fauvel 1909
Mercierella Fauvel, 1923
Cystopomatus Gravier 1911
Dipomatus Ehlers 1913
Paraserpula Southward 1963
Hamulus Morton 1834
Crosslandiella Monro 1933
Cymospira Blainville, 1828
Eoplacostegus Regenhardt 1961
Eupomatus Philippi 1844
Hyalopomatopsis de Saint-Joseph, 1894
Lemintina Risso 1826
Membranopsis Bush 1910
Mercierellopsis Rioja 1945
Miroserpula Dons, 1930
Neopomatus Pillai 1960
Olga Jones 1962
Olgaharmania Rioja 1941
Paraprotula Uchida 1978
Protoserpula Uchida 1978
Pseudopomatoceros Holly 1936
Psygmobranchus Philippi 1844
Salmacinopsis Bush 1910
Schizocraspedon Bush, 1905
Sclerostyla Mörch 1863
Spirorbula Nielsen, 1931
Subprotula Bush 1910
Temporaria Straughan 1967
Tetraserpula Parsch 1956
Zopyrus Kinberg 1867
Calcareopomatus Straughan 1967
Codonytes [sensu Quatrefages, 1866, non delle Chiaje, 1828]
Conopomatus Pillai 1960
Eucarphus Mörch 1863
Filigrana Mörch 1863
Filipora Fleming 1828
Paravermilia Bush, 1905
Pomatoceropsis Gravier, 1906
Sphaeropomatus Treadwell, 1934
Spirabranchus Blainville, 1818
Amphiserpula Uchida
Crinoserpula Uchida 1978
Apomatopsis de Saint-Joseph, 1894
Ehlerprotula Uchida 1978
Enpomatus Philippi, 1844
Glossopsis Bush, 1905
Polyphragma Quatrefages 1866
Protohydroides Uchida 1978
Antalium Guettard 1770
Conchoserpula Blainville, 1818
Semiserpula Imajima 1979
Isovermilia Rosenfeldt, 1979
Longitubus Howell 1943
Marsipospira Bailey 1969
Mera Saint-Joseph 1894
Mercerella Fauvel, 1923
Merceriella Fauvel, 1923
Microserpula Dons, 1930
Omphalopomatopsis Saint Joseph, 1894
Peotula Sun, 1998
Phycopomatus [lapsus]
Pixellgrana Uchida 1978
Placostegopsis Saint-Joseph 1894
Penicillum Seba, 1758
Pixellia Pillai 1970
Plagostegus Philippi, 1844
Podioceros Quatrefages 1866
Pomalostegus Schmarda, 1861
Pomatoceropsis Holly 1935
Potamoceras Philippi, 1844
Pomatocerus Philippi, 1844
Potamoceros Philippi, 1844
Spiramella Blainville 1828
Protulopsis Saint-Joseph 1894
Serpulus Montfort 1810
Spiroglyphis [sic]
Serpulites Blumenbach 1803


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