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
Conidae Preferred
Borsoniidae Synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Conidae Fleming 1822 Preferred
Kermasprella Powell 1958
Magelliconus da Motta 1991
Thoraconus da Motta 1991
Coronaxis Swainson 1840
Strioconus Thiele 1929
Afroconus Petuch, 1975
Tuliparia Swainson 1840
Cucullus Röding 1798
Mamiconus Cotton & Godfrey 1932
Cleobula Iredale 1930
Cornutoconus Suzuki 1972
Regiconus Iredale 1930
Erythroconus da Motta 1991
Rollus Montfort 1810
Utriculus Schumacher 1817
Cylindrella Swainson 1840
Cariboconus Petuch, 2003
Ongoconus da Motta 1991
Protoconus da Motta, 1991
Puncticulinae Tucker & Tenorio, 2009
Rhombus Montfort 1810
Spuriconus Petuch, 2003
Lizaconus da Motta 1991
Heroconus da Motta 1991
Socioconus da Motta, 1991
Theliconus Swainson 1840


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