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


Name Relationship
Conidae Fleming 1822 Preferred
Utriculus Schumacher 1817
Mamiconus Cotton & Godfrey 1932
Leufroya Sacco 1904
Thoraconus da Motta 1991
Magelliconus da Motta 1991
Typhlomangilia Tyron 1884
Lizaconus da Motta 1991
Embrikena Iredale 1937
Fumiconus da Motta 1991
Splinoconus da Motta 1991
Regiconus Iredale 1930
Rollus Montfort 1810
Strioconus Thiele 1929
Cormarmondia Dall 1918
Kermasprella Powell 1958
Gastridium Modeer 1793
Rhombus Montfort 1810
Cleobula Iredale 1930
Conulus Rafinesque 1815
Cylinder Montfort 1810
Cucullus Röding 1798
Cylindrus Deshayes 1824
Theliconus Swainson 1840
Cylindrella Swainson 1840
Onopota Adams 1858
Tuliparia Swainson 1840
Erythroconus da Motta 1991
Cunnus Osbeck 1765
Coronaxis Swainson 1840
Graphiconus da Motta 1991
Heroconus da Motta 1991
Conas Vélain 1877
Ongoconus da Motta 1991
Bella Ihering 1907
Microdrilla Thiele 1929
Cornutoconus Suzuki 1972
Spuriconus Petuch, 2003
Tesselliconus da Motta, 1991
Atlanticonus Petuch & Sargent, 2012
Socioconus da Motta, 1991
Protoconus da Motta, 1991
Cylindrus Batsch, 1789
Afroconus Petuch, 1975
Cariboconus Petuch, 2003


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