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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Limidae Rafinesque, 1815 Preferred
Notolimea Iredale 1924 Synonym
Promantellum Iredale 1939
Fukama Kilburn 1998
Plicacesta Vokes 1963
Limatuletta Fleming 1978
Winckworthia Glibert & Van de Poel 1965
Austrolima Iredale, 1929
Isolimea Iredale 1929
Radula Mörch 1853
Submantellum Olsson & Harbison 1953
Meotolima Oyama 1943
Limaria Rafinesque 1815
Mantellum Röding 1798
Divaricolima Rovereto 1898
Limaea Gray 1847
Squamilima Fleming 1978
Antarctolima Habe 1977

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Limidae Rafinesque, 1815 Preferred
Austrolima Iredale, 1929
Radula Mörch 1853
Promantellum Iredale 1939
Limatulella Sacco 1898
Winckworthia Glibert & Van de Poel 1965
Submantellum Olsson & Harbison 1953
Divaricolima Rovereto 1898

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