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.

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Name Relationship
Coleoptera Preferred
Bruchidae Latreille 1802 Synonym
Lathridiidae Redtenbacher, 1845
Colydiidae Erichson, 1842
Anobiidae Fleming, 1821
Apionidae Schönherr, 1823
Artematopidae
Pselaphidae Latreille 1802
Brenthidae Imhoff, 1856
Aculagnathidae Oke, 1932
Cholevidae Kirby 1837
Bostrychidae Wollaston, 1867
Cicindelidae Latreille, 1802
Rhipiphoridae Gemminger and Harold, 1870
Rhizophagidae Redtenbacher, 1845
Scolytidae Latreille, 1804
Lyctidae Billberg, 1820
Lymexylonidae
Platypodidae Shuckard, 1839
Scaphidiidae Latreille, 1806
Scydmaenidae Leach, 1815
Erirhinidae Schönherr, 1825
Helodidae Agassiz, 1846
Lathrididae
Aclopidae Blanchard, 1850
Aegialiidae Laporte, 1840
Aphodiidae Leach 1815
Dynastidae MacLeay, 1819
Euchiridae Hope, 1840
Orphnidae Erichson, 1847
Raymondionymidae Reitter, 1913
Rhynchitidae Gistel, 1848
Trogositidae
Pachypodidae Erichson, 1840
Termitotrogidae Wasmann, 1918
Aulonocnemidae Janssens, 1946
Pedilidae Lacordaire, 1859
Cetoniidae Leach, 1815
Alleculidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1840
Dromiidae Bonelli 1810
Dromiusidae Bonelli 1810
Limulodidae Ganglbauer, 1898
Cebrionidae Latreille, 1802
Cephaloidae LeConte, 1862
Aglycyderidae Wollaston, 1864
Leptinidae LeConte, 1872
Elminthidae
Monommidae Blanchard, 1845
Ceratocanthidae Martínez, 1968
Georyssidae
Dasyceridae Reitter, 1887
Discolomidae Horn, 1878
Oxycorynidae Schönherr, 1840
Perimylopidae St. George, 1939
Languriidae Hope, 1840
Chætostigme Pascoe, 1875
Micropeplidae Leach, 1815
Euglenidae Seidlitz, 1875
Homalisidae Lacordaire, 1857
Perothopidae Lacordaire 1857
Sphaeriidae Erichson, 1845
Sphaerosomatidae Ganglbauer, 1899
Sphinidae
Ithyceridae Schönherr, 1823
Oxythoë Wytsman 1884
Lagriidae Latreille, 1825
Lophocateridae Crowson, 1964
Cisidae Leach, 1819
Bruchelidae
Cantheridae
Chaetocanthidae Scholtz, 1988
Howareutidae Acorn, 1984
Ostomidae Harold, 1876
Scarabeidae
Cybocephalidae Jacquelin du Val 1858
Oxycorinidae
Peltidae Latreille, 1806
Serropalpidae Latreille, 1829
Spercheidae Erichson, 1837
Aspidiphoridae Kiesenwetter 1877
Catopidae Chaudoir 1845
Ooides Bode 1953
Paussidae Latreille, 1806
Crioceridae Latreille, 1804
Anisotomidae Erichson, 1845
Malachiidae Fleming, 1821
Rhipidophoridae
Eumolpidae Hope, 1840
Atomaridae LeConte, 1861
Hispidae Gyllenhal, 1813
Rhipidoceridae Lacordaire, 1857
Clytridae
Eubriidae Lacordaire, 1857
Hylophilidae Pic, 1900
Cryptocephalidae Gyllenhal, 1813
Thorictidae Agassiz, 1846
Trichopterygidae Erichson, 1845
Holcoëlytrum Handlirsch 1906
Cyphonidae Stephens, 1829
Brachypteridae Erichson, 1845
Epimetopidae Zaitzev, 1908
Erptylidae
Lucamidae
Canthaidae
Cassididae Gyllenhal, 1813
Gietellidae Constantin & Menier, 1987
Trichiidae Fleming 1821
Corticariidae Curtis, 1829
Melioidae
Melolonthidae Leach, 1817
Mychothenidae Sasaji, 1978
Nanophyidae Gistel, 1848
Cryptauchenia Bode 1953
Cicinderidae
Colonidae Horn, 1880
Harpalidae Bonelli, 1810
Curculioidae
Curcurionidae
Anischiidae Fleutiaux, 1936
Dasytidae Laporte, 1840
Ipidae Bedel, 1888
Phaenocephalidae Matthews 1899
Eccoptarthridae Arnoldi, 1977
Eiateridae
Elateidae
Languridae
Trechidae Bonelli, 1810
Pterostichidae Bonelli, 1810
Aspidophoridae
Pyrochraidae
Rhynchophoridae Schönherr, 1833
Rutelidae MacLeay 1819
Scaphididae
Scaritidae Bonelli, 1810
Lamiidae Latreille, 1825
Hydrochidae Thomson, 1859
Cerylidae Billberg, 1820
Circaeidae Iablkov-Khnzorian, 1961
Cryptolaryngidae Schalkwyk, 1966
Electrapatidae Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1962
Eobelidae Arnoldi, 1977
Eurhynchidae Lacordaire, 1863
Ischaliidae Blair, 1920
Monommatidae Blanchard, 1845
Pelobiidae Erichson, 1837
Tritarsusidae Hong 2002
Taldycupidae Rohdendorf 1961
Brochocoleidae Hong 1982
Sikhotealiniidae Lafer, 1996
Curculiopseidae Martynov, 1937
Atopidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1834
Sandalidae Craighead, 1921
Elmididae
Limniidae Stephens, 1828
Psephenoididae Bollow, 1938
Zenoidae LeConte, 1866
Telephoridae Leach, 1815
Psoidae Blanchard, 1851
Phloeophilidae
Coniporidae Thomson, 1859
Attalomimidae Majer, 1995
Ectrephidae Wasmann, 1894
Corynetidae
Atractoceridae Laporte de Castelnau, 1840
Agapythoidae
Murmidiidae Jacquelin du Val, 1858
Sphaerosomidae
Cateretidae Erichson, 1843
Cerasommatidiidae Brèthes, 1925
Tritomidae Curtis, 1834
Merycidae Crowson, 1953
Nilionidae Champion, 1888
Petriidae Semenov, 1893
Tentyriidae Eschscholtz, 1831
Horiidae Latreille 1802
Tetraonycidae Böving & Craighead, 1931
Cononotidae LeConte, 1862
Lononotidae
Sagridae Leach, 1815
Kaltanocoleidae Rohdendorf 1961
Karmuniidae Escalera, 1913
Zarudnioidae Semenov & Martynov, 1925
Helmidae
Helminthidae
Lichaidae Forbes, 1926
Callirrhipidae van Emden, 1924
Eurypalpidae LeConte, 1852
Eurypogonidae Böving and Craighead, 1931
Trixagidae Gistel, 1856
Lissomidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1835
Chiloeidae Dajoz, 1973
Parnidae Leach 1817
Korynetidae Laporte de Castelnau, 1836
Catopochrotidae Reitter, 1889
Kryptophagidae Kirby, 1837
Catogenidae Grouvelle, 1916
Gnostidae Gemminger & Harold, 1868
Dolosidae Dajoz, 1963
Epilachnidae Mulsant, 1846
Praemordellidae Scegoleva-Barovskaja, 1929
Orthoperidae Jacquelin du Val, 1857
Tetraonychidae Böving & Craighead, 1931
Rhysopaussidae Wasmann, 1896
Cononotidae Crowson, 1953
Tretothoracidae Lea, 1910
Eutrypteidae Gistel 1856
Lariidae Bedel, 1901
Rhynchitisidae Gistel, 1848
Pachyrhinchidae Kirby, 1837
Cossyphodidae Wasmann, 1899
Hypocopridae Reitter, 1879
Aegialitidae LeConte, 1862
Othniidae LeConte 1861
Microsporidae Crotch, 1873
Cyathoceridae Sharp, 1882
Inopeplidae Grouvelle, 1908
Elacatidae Cockerell, 1906
Dacoderidae LeConte, 1862
Liaoximordellidae Wang 1993
Cryptomeridae Broun, 1893
Dicronychidae Schwarz, 1897
Elodidae Shuckard, 1840
Permocupidae Martynov, 1933
Dermestoidae Agassiz, 1846
Eurystethidae Seidlitz, 1916
Hypocephalidae Blanchard, 1845
Mylabridae Rafinesque, 1815
Curculiopsidae Martynov 1937
Elodiidae Shuckard, 1839
Georissidae Laporte, 1840
Karumiidae Escalera 1913
Lichadidae Forbes, 1926
Catheretidae Erichson, 1843
Khoïna Péringuey 1902
Wollastonites Heer 1865
Varus Schlechtendahl 1894
Silphidium Handlirsch 1907
Szent-Ivanya Kaszab 1958
Dicyphus Bode 1953
Zurcheria Reitter, 1908
Cycloderma Heer 1865
Aëronaea Agassiz 1846
Eurynotus Bode 1953
Alcinoe Ménétriés 1849
Pedinosoma Bode 1953
Aptilotus Bode 1953
Mesoncus Carpenter 1985
Auchenophorus Bode 1953
Loxoncus Bode 1953
Perosoma Bode 1953
Mimema Handlirsch 1906
Episcapha Dejean 1833
Coilotrachelus Bode 1953
Schrötheria Strand 1935
Alcinoëta Strand 1929
Françoisiana Lepesme &Breuning 1955
Heeriella Handlirsch 1906
Camptocerus Dejean 1821
Parnidium Geinitz 1894
Schrotheria Strand, 1935
Goërius Leach in Stephens, 1829
Cricotrachelus Bode, 1953
Eumalpites Martynov, 1926

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