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
Gastropoda Preferred
Psuedomelaniidae Synonym
Melampidae Stimpson, 1851
Carychiidae Jeffreys, 1830
Abyssogyra A.H. Clarke, 1961
Aequispirella Finlay 1924
Molleriopsis Bush, 1897
Meekospiridae Knight 1956
Ischnoptygmidae Erwin 1988
Zaptychiidae Wenz, 1938
Autenoe Tryon 1884
Orthonematidae Nützel & Bandel, 2000
Orthonemidae Nützel & Bandel, 2000
Bertiniidae Jousseaume, 1883
Styliferinidae Bandel, 1992
Finellidae Thiele, 1929
Liriolidae Golikov & Kussakin, 1978
Strombiformidae Iredale, 1915
Entocolacidae Voigt, 1888
Stylinidae Philippi, 1853
Salinatoridae Starobogatov, 1970
Zeidoridae Naef 1913
Heliacidae Cotton & Godfrey, 1933
Solariidae Carpenter, 1857
Teretropomidae Rochebrune, 1881
Siphonacmeidae Starobogatov, 1976
Clypidinidae Golikov & Starobogatov, 1989
Pelseneeriidae Schwanwitsch, 1917
Roseniidae Nierstrasz, 1913
Teretropomatidae Rochebrune, 1881
Melanoididae Ihering, 1909
Gymnocerithiidae Golikov & Starobogatov, 1987
Stomatiidae Carpenter, 1861
Solidulidae Meek & Hayden, 1860
Mangonuidae Iredale, 1936
Cyathermiidae McLean 1990
Architectomidae J.E. Gray in M.E. Gray, 1850
Aplodontidae Kuroda, 1933
Pachymelaniidae Bandel & Kowalke, 1999
Pherusidae Locard, 1886
Gazidae Hickman & McLean, 1990
Gadiniidae Gray, 1840
Anisocyclidae van Aartsen 1995
Solariadae Carpenter, 1857
Limnotrochidae Ancey, 1906
Ampullaceridae Troschel, 1845
Pupidae Kuroda, 1941
Melanellidae Iredale 1915
Tubidae Finlay & Marwick, 1937
Lavigeriidae Thiele 1925
Gyrodidae Wenz, 1938
Enteroxenidae Schwanwitsch, 1917
Mangonuiidae Iredale, 1936
Pseudamauridae Kowalke & Bandel 1996
Diozoptyxidae Pchelintsev, 1960
Turtoniidae Rosén, 1910
Toriniidae Troschel, 1875
Globulariidae Wenz, 1941
Sjostedtina Verdcourt 1961
Bohmia Kutassy in Quendstedt, 1940
Böhmia Kutassy in Quendstedt, 1940
Autonoë Guppy 1868


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