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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Columbellidae Swainson, 1840 Preferred
Pyrenidae Junior synonym


Name Relationship
Columbellidae Swainson, 1840 Preferred
Eyryta Mörch, 1860 Synonym
Meta Reeve 1859
Pardalina Jousseaume 1888
Columella Sacco 1890
Pygmaea Mörch, 1859
Peristera Rafinesque 1815
Anachys Wanner & Hahn 1935
Collumbella Dollfus & Dautzenberg 1886
Seminula Schepman 1911
Euryta H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
Asturis Friele & Grieg 1901
Mitsella Mörch, 1859
Colombella Cuvier 1817
Gorbula Oostingh 1935
Peristena Paetel 1875
Atilia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
Conidea Swainson 1840


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