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
Pompilidae Preferred
Sophropompilus Howard, 1901 Synonym
Arachnophroctonus Howard 1901
Pompilogaster Howard, 1901
Anoplus Dalla Torre 1897
Epizuron Ashmead 1902
Prionocnemus Burmeister 1872
Poecilopompilus Ashmead 1902
Streptosella Dreisbach 1950
Contemptevagetes Wolf 1970
Carinevagetes Wolf 1970
Arachnophroctonus Ashmead 1902
Zarachnophroctonus Pate 1946
Pompilius Spinola 1808
Leuchimon Haupt 1930
Balanoderes Haupt 1929
Calicurgus Lepeletier 1845
Sophropompilus Ashmead 1902
Pompilogastra Ashmead 1902
Sericopompilus Ashmead 1902
Cercopales Hofmann 1834
Lophopompilus Radoszkowski 1887
Afropompilus Arnold 1936
Ceratopales Howard, 1901
Psammocharoides Móczár 1946
Balboana Banks 1944
Balboa Banks 1925
Prionocnemis Dalla Torre 1897
Trichosyron Haupt 1930
Cryptochilus Rafinesque 1815
Ceratopales Schulz 1906
Pepis Klug in Erichson, 1848
Dichelonyx Haupt 1938


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