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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Macrodactyla doreensis Preferred
Macrodactyla doreenensis Misspelling
Macrodactyla doreensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833) Authority

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Macrodactyla doreensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833) Preferred
Actinia doreensis Quoy and Gaimard, 1833 Synonym
Actinia doreensis id. [Quoy et Gaimard] Ambiguous synonym
Actinia doreensis Quoy et Gaim
Paractis Doreyensis
Cereactis doreyensis Q. & Gaim.
Condylactis gelam Haddon and Shackleton, 1893
Condylactis gelam Haddon & Shackleton
Aulactinia Gelam (H. & S.)
Condylactis gelam Hadd. & Shackl.
Anthopleura Gelam (Haddon and Shackleton, 1893)
Radianthus gelam (Haddon and Shackleton) Misapplied name
Radianthus gelam Haddon & Shackleton
Radianthus gelam
Macrodactyla doreensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)
Heteractis Gelam (Haddon and Shackleton)


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