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.
marks the preferred name from each source.
|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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