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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Littorina Ferussac, 1822 Preferred
Littorivaga Dall, 1918 Junior synonym
Neritoides T. Brown, 1827
Litorina Menke, 1828
Litormia Moerch, 1849
Neritrema Recluz, 1869
Litonia Weinkauff, 1878
Isonema Hall, 1891
Algaroda Dall, 1918
Littorivage Dall, 1918
Neritotrema Wenz, 1939
Ezolittorina Habe, 1958
Melarhaphe Menke, 1828

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Littorina Ferussac 1821 Preferred
Littorina diemenensis Quoy 1833 Synonym
Littorina rudis (Maton, 1797)
Littorina lineolata Dautzenberg and Fischer 1915


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