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
Cheilostomatida Preferred
Cheilostomata Synonym


Name Relationship
Cheilostomata Preferred
Disheloporidae Lang, 1916
Ditaxiporinidae Cheetham, 1963
Taractoporidae Lang, 1916
Otoporidae Lang, 1916
Cheilohorneropsidae Annoscia, Braga & Finotti, 1984
Ctenoporidae Lang, 1916
Cuverillieridae Annoscia, 1965
Kleidionellidae Vigneaux, 1949
Calpidoporidae Lang, 1916
Adeonellidae Gregory, 1893
Bicellariellidae Levinsen, 1909
Lagynoporidae Lang, 1916
Mucronellidae Levinson 1902
Reteporidae Smitt, 1868
Calpensiidae Canu & Bassler, 1923
Hincksinidae Canu & Bassler, 1925
Myriozoidae Smitt, 1868
Celleporariidae Harmer 1957
Scrupocellariidae Levinsen, 1909
Gemelliporidra Canu & Bassler 1925
Setosellinidae Hayward & Cook, 1979
Tremoschizodinidae Vigneaux, 1949
Celleporaridae Harmer, 1957
Cabereidae Busk, 1852
Disteginipora d'Orbigny, 1852
Gaudryanella Canu 1900
Sertellidae Jullien in Jullien & Calvet, 1903
Pachykraspedon Koschinsky, 1885
Cribrella Cossmann 1906
Corymbopora Lang 1916
Prattia d'Archiac 1847
Bathystoma Marsson 1887
Stenosipora Canu & Lecointre 1925
Atactopora Canu & Bassler 1929
Nematopora Duvergier 1920
Entomaria Canu & Lecointre, 1925
Entomaria Canu in Duvergier, 1921
Macroporina Balavoine 1960
Stenopsis Canu & Bassler 1927
Stenopsis Canu & Lecointre 1925
Graptopora Lang 1916
Cellarina d'Orbigny 1851


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