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
Osmia Panzer 1806 Preferred
Metellinella Tkalců, 1966 Synonym
Amblys Klug 1807
Acanthosmiades Titus 1904
Gnathosmia Robertson 1903
Nothosmia Ashmead 1899
Centrosmia Robertson 1903
Leucosmia Robertson 1903
Monilosmia Robertson 1903
Xanthosmia Robertson 1903
Chenosmia Sinha 1958
Osmia (Caerulosmia) Zanden, 1988
Osmia (Viridosmia) Warncke 1988
Osmia (Heterosmia) Tkalcu, 1993
Osmia (Exosmia) Tkalcu 1979
Osmia (Cryptosmia) Yasumatsu & Hirashima 1950
Osmia (Chalcosmia) Schmiedeknecht 1885
Osmia (Pachyosmia) Ducke, 1900
Osmia (Aceratosmia) Schmiedeknecht, 1885
Osmia (Ceratosmia) Thomson, 1872


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