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
Cnidaria Preferred
Entacmæea Duchassaing, 1850 Synonym
Amplexi-Caninia Vaughan 1906
Kühnophyllia Wells 1937
Sthényo Dujardin 1845
Sarcophianthus Milne-Edwards & Haime 1857
Güntherella Weill 1934
Stenyo Fewkes 1884
Cyathothäläa Ludwig 1865
Gondul Koren & Danielssen, 1883
Göndul Koren & Danielssen 1883
Callirhole Eschscholtz 1829
Ceratinella Soshkina 1941
Phemonoë Rafinesque 1815
Placoïs Agassiz 1862
Plocoïs Agassiz 1862
Actinoceris d'Orbigny 1852
Dübenia Koren & Danielssen 1877
Schlüteria Wedekind 1922
Halcyonites Agassiz 1846
Callirrhoe Haeckel 1879
Callirhoë Péron & Lesueur 1810
Mesonemia Lesson 1837
Mesomena Kölliker, 1853
Schluteria Wedekind, 1922
Guntherella Weill, 1934
Dubenia Koren & Danielssen, 1877


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