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
Turridae Swainson 1840 Preferred
Lophioturris Powell 1964 Synonym
Splendrilla Thiele 1929
Clithurella Paetel 1875
Lythara Schaufuss 1869
Pleuroofusia Valette 1925
Megalosurcula Cossmann 1906
Euchilodon Cossmann 1899
Candelabrum Dall 1878
Ancystrosyrinx Kobelt 1899
Clavathurella Simroth in Bronn, 1907
Perronia Gray 1841
Dophnobela Dukovizen 1924
Eugemmula Iredale 1931
Clattinrella Christensen 1921
Pontothauma Kobelt 1899
Clathurnella Jaworski 1935
Periona Martens 1903
Austrogemmula Laseron 1954
Ancistrocirinx Vincent 1913
Clamturris Iredale 1931
Stachelochetus Simroth in Bronn, 1907
Annulaturris Powell 1966
Defranchia Hutton 1881
Doligotoma Weinkauff 1876
Brachystoma Gray 1847
Genea Bellardi 1873
Cionella Dollfus & Dautzenberg 1886
Xenoturris Iredale 1929
Mangilia Lovén 1846
Claturella Locard 1884
Hadropleura Carus 1890
Pleurotoma Lamarck 1799
Dolichotoma Bellardi 1875
Sucula Dickerson 1915
Surculla Strausz 1928
Mongelia Monterosato 1872
Pleurostoma Gray 1834
Pleurotomus Montfort 1810
Pleuroma Rafinesque 1815
Cytara Cossmann 1923
Brachitoma Sowerby 1842
Barthytoma Hedley 1905
Asthenostoma Dollfus 1909
Manzelia Audouin in Savigny, 1827
Maugilia Ihering 1907
Mangiliaz Dall & Bartsch 1913
Plurotoma Gregorio 1895
Pleurotema Filhol 1885
Citharopsis Crosse 1866
Glyptostoma Hervier 1896
Peronna Berthold 1827
Hoedropleura Locard 1886
Ottitoma Fulton 1922
Mangeliella Monterosato 1884
Perronium Blainville 1825
Pseudotoma Bellardi 1875
Peronae Berthold, 1827
Drilla Dollfus 1911
Pteurotoma Crosse 1892
Cochlospira Conrad 1866
Pleurotome Link 1807
Cythura Paetel 1873
Lionella Schaufuss 1869
Pseudotomina Finlay 1924
Ditotoma Martinelli 1905
Surgula Weinkauff 1876
Hedropleura Douvillé 1924
Eucythara Eastman in Eastman-Zittel, 1900
Pieurotoma Pavlovic 1926
Astenotoma Simroth in Bronn, 1907
Oxytropa Glibert 1955
Bathybermudia Haas 1949

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Turridae Swainson 1840 Preferred
Pleurotoma Lamarck 1800
Mitrithara Hedley 1922
Clinomitra Bellardi 1889
Diptychomitra Bellardi 1889


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