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.


Name Relationship
Limnodynastidae Preferred
Coplandia Wells & Wellington, 1985 Synonym
Phanerotis Boulenger 1890
Philocryphus Fletcher 1894
Platyplectron Peters 1863
Platyplectrum Günther, 1863
Heleioforus Kref [f] t, 1865
Ranaster Macleay 1877
Myxophyes Cope 1864
Lymnodynastes Cope 1865
Neoruinosus Wells & Wellington, 1985
Opisthodon Steindachner, 1867
Aphaniotis Barbour 1912
Batrachopsis Boulenger 1882
Perialia Gray in Eyre, 1845
Heliorana Steindachner, 1867
Helioporus Gray in Grey, 1841
Wagleria Girard 1853
Cryptotis Günther, 1863


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