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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chromodorididae Bergh 1891 Preferred
Risbecia Odhner 1934 Synonym
Casella H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Pectenodoris Rudman 1984
Actinodoris Ehrenberg 1831
Digidentis Rudman 1984
Verconia Pruvot-Fol 1931
Jeanrisbecia Franc, 1968
Durvilledoris Rudman 1984
Pterodoris Ehrenbegh, 1831
Lissodoris Odhner 1934
Crepidodoris Pagenstecher 1877
Chromolaichma Bertsch 1977
Babaina Odhner in Franc 1968
Rosodoris Pruvot-Fol 1954
Orodoris Bergh 1875
Diversadoris [sic]
Hemidoris Stimpson 1855
Brachyclanis [sic]
Brachychlanis Ehrenberg 1831


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