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
Chromodorididae Bergh 1891 Preferred
Durvilledoris Rudman 1984 Synonym
Risbecia Odhner 1934
Digidentis Rudman 1984
Casella H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Felimida Ev. Marcus, 1971
Crepidodoris Pagenstecher in Kossmann, 1877
Rosodoris Pruvot-Fol 1954
Nouméa Risbec 1928
Chromolaichma Bertsch 1977
Pectenodoris Rudman 1984
Caldina Norman 1890
Jeanrisbecia Odhner in Franc 1968
Dyctyodoris Risbec 1928
Verconia Pruvot-Fol 1931
Orodoris Bergh 1875
Actinodoris Ehrenberg 1831
Pterodoris Ehrenberg 1831
Tyrina Eliot 1913
Lissodoris Odhner 1934
Babaina Odhner in Franc 1968


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