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
Eulimidae Preferred
Melanellidae Bartsch, 1917 Junior synonym
Entoconchidae Gill, 1871


Name Relationship
Eulimidae Philippi 1853 Preferred
Leiostraca H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853 Synonym
Parastilifer A.V. Ivanov, 1952
Granulithyca Habe 1976
Balcis Leach, 1847
Stylifer Broderip in Sowerby, 1832
Strombiformis Da Costa, 1778
Helicosyrinx Baur 1864
Spiroclimax Mörch 1875
Kiramodulus Kuroda 1949
Venustilifer Powell 1939
Subeulima Souverbie 1875
Chryseulima Laseron 1955
Scalaenostoma Stoliczka 1868
Parenteroxenos A.V. Ivanov, 1945
Cuspeulima Laseron 1955
Chilentomia Dollfus 1899
Teretianax Iredale 1918
Entosiphon Koehler & Vaney 1903
Strombiformia Harris 1894
Comenteroxenos Tikasingh 1961
Melaniella Fischer 1887
Halliella Monterosato, 1878
Eulimitra Laseron 1955
Lambertia Souverbie 1869
Athleenia Bartsch 1946
Turtonia Rosén, 1910
Stilbe Jeffreys 1884
Acicularia Monterosato 1884
Hersilia Monterosato 1884
Subularia Monterosato 1884
Stylina Fleming 1828
Eluma Carpenter 1859
Styliger Gray 1840
Hyperlia Pilsbry 1917
Luetzenia Rehder 1980
Luetzenia Warén 1980
Eulina Sowerby 1832
Bessomia Berry 1959
Asterophilus Nierstrasz 1913
Stilimella Laseron 1955
Volusia A Adams 1861
Eulimoda Laseron 1955
Nisso Gray 1840
Neovolusia Emerson 1965
Rosenia Nierstrasz, 1913
Paedophorus Ivanov, 1933
Lentigobalcis Habe 1961
Stylifer Cossmann, 1921
Eulimaustra Laseron 1955

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Eulimidae Philippi 1853 Preferred
Auriculigerina Dautzenberg 1925
Hoplopteropsis de Morgan 1915


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