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. Import

Name Relationship
Urticina felina (Linnaeus, 1761) Preferred
Tealia felina (Linnaeus, 1767) Synonym
Actinia gemmacea
Actinia felina
Actinia holsatica Muller, 1806
Stomphia churchiae
Tealia Greenii Wright, 1859
Tealia tuberculata (Cocks)
Actinea tuberculata Cocks, 1851
Actinia bimaculata Grube,1860
Actinia devisii Agassiz, 1847

MarLIN resource

Name Relationship
Urticina felina Linnaeus, 1761 Preferred
Tealia felina

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Urticina felina (Linnaeus, 1767) Preferred
Actinia crassicornis Müller, 1776
Actinia coriacea Cuvier, 1798 Ambiguous synonym
Actinia holsatica Müller, 1806
Actinia coriacea Cuv.
Actinia coriacea
Actinia gemmacea
Actinia daevisii Agassiz, 1847
Actinia crassicornis
Actinea coriacea Cuvier
Actinea tuberculata Cocks, 1851
Bunodes crassicornis
Actinia felina
Cereus coriaceus
Tealia crassicornis (Müller)
Tealia Greenii Wright, 1859
Tealia crassicornis
Tealia crassicornis Mull.
Bolocera eques Gos.
Bolocera eques Gosse
Tealia crassicornis Müller
Tealia tuberculata (Cocks)
Madoniactis lofotensis Danielssen, 1890
Urticina crassicornis O. F. Müller
Tealia felina Linné
Leiotealia spetsbergensis Kwietniewski, 1898
Urticina crassicornis (Müller) Ehr.
Tealia lofotensis (Dan. pro parte)
Urticina felina (L) Haddon
Tealia felina (Linné)
Stomphia churchiae
Urticina coriacea Cuvier
Urticina crassicornis (Ehrenbg.)
Urticina felina (L.) Marenz.
Tealia crassicornis O. F. Müller
Urticina columbiana Verrill, 1922
Urticina crassicornis (Müll.) Ehr.
Tealia felina
Tealia felina (Linnæus)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Urticina felina (Linnaeus, 1761) Preferred
Tealia crassicornis (Müller, 1776) Junior synonym
Urticina crassicornis (Müller, 1776)
Tealia felina (Linnaeus, 1761) Subsequent name/combination


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