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
Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815 Preferred
Basilitrona Iredale 1930 Synonym
Callistocypraea Schilder 1927
Guttacypraea Iredale 1935
Thelxinovum Iredale 1931
Cypraeovulum Swainson 1840
Cypreae Ostergaard 1935
Gratiadusta Iredale 1930
Cypraeova Swainson 1840
Adusta Jousseaume 1884
Cypraeovum Schaufuss 1869
Mercatoria Melvill 1888
Bernayia Harris 1897
Ransonia Dolin & Lozouet 2004
Cyproea Bruguière, 1792
Cyproea de Serres 1822
Europaea Sowerby 1854
Arabica Jousseaume 1884
Nuclearia Jousseaume 1884
Globulina Cerulli-Irelli 1911
Erythraea Mörch 1877
Cribraria Jousseaume 1884
Pusutlaria Vredenburg 1920
Pustullaria Paetel 1875
Stolida Jousseaume 1884
Cpryaea Schreibers 1793
Naria Broderip 1837
Cypaea Hedley 1899
Peribolus Blainville 1824
Cyproca Baudon 1853
Crossia Shikama 1974
Cyprovula Gray 1840
Maurina Jousseaume 1884
Ceypraea Schepman 1907
Luponia Gray 1837
Evenaria Iredale 1930
Cyprea Costa 1776
Ransoniella Dolin & Lozouet, 2005
Lorenzicypraea Petuch & Drolshagen, 2011

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Cypraeidae Rafinesque, 1815 Preferred
Adusta Jousseaume 1884


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