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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta Preferred
Chlorophycota Synonym
Chlorophyta sensu Bremer 1985
Chlorophyta Pascher, 1914 Authority


Name Relationship
Chlorophyta incertae sedis Preferred
Chlorolepus Bompard 1867

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta Pascher, 1914 Preferred
Bryopsidophyceae Bessey, 1907

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta incertae sedis Preferred
Conferva Linnaeus, 1753
Mycinema C. Agardh 1824
Myrsidrum Rafinesque, 1810
Chloroplegma G. Zanardini, 1858
Enteronia Chevallier, 1836
Hydrosolen Martius, 1833
Physidrum Rafinesque 1810
Stereococcus Kützing, 1833
Androgynia (H.C.Wood) A.Hansgirg
Borodinella Miller
Chlorangiochloris Korshikov 1932
Consinocodium R.Endo
Coralliodendron Kützing
Corallocephalus Kützing
Coscinoconus Leupold
Cytophora J.E.Gray
Dangeardia Schröder
Dangeardinia Tempère
Diplodorina Fromentel
Diplosphaeropsis I.Kostikov, T.Darienko, A.Lukesová & L.Hoffmann
Eodasycladus Cros & Lemoine
Glaeoprium Berkeley
Haploporella C.W.Gümbel
Heteroporella P.Cros & Lemoine
Hikorocodium Endo
Ischadites R.I.Murchison, 1839
Jacutiella Korde
Jansaella Mamet & Roux
Kamaenella Mamet & Roux
Kantioporella Janchen
Karpinskya Croft
Karreria Munier-Chalmas
Lagenumbella Mamet
Neomizzia J.Lévy
Papillomembrana Spjeldnaes
Parkerella Munier-Chalmas
Penicilloides Paul
Phacelomonas Ehrenberg
Phylloplax Schmidle
Phytelios (Frenzel) Wille
Rhipozonium Kützing
Rhodoessa Perty
Sphaerochlamydella I.Kostikov, T.Darienko, A.Lukesová & L.Hoffmann
Strephocystis Corda
Tachygonium Nägeli
Verticilloporella Raviv & Lorch
Windsoporella Mamet & Rudloff
Zeapora Penecke
Zygoxanthium Ehrenberg
Pithiscus Kützing, 1849
Pseudocodium A. Praturlon, 1964
Botryophora Bompard, 1867
Chlorolepus Bompard 1867
Bertholdia Lagerheim, 1889
Feistiella Schudack 1986
Chlorosphaera Henfrey, 1859
Drapania Desvaux, 1818
Acetabulum Boehm., 1760
Gymnozyga Ehrenberg ex Kützing, 1849
Chloronitum Gaillon, 1828
Spongopsis Kützing, 1843
Pseudovalonia Iyengar, 1938
Annulina Link, 1820
Grayemma J. E. Gray, 1866
Cystodictyon J. E. Gray, 1866
Siphonoclathrus S. A. Earle et J. R. Young, 1972
Spongodendron Zanardini 1878
Feldmannodora M. Chadefaud, 1957
Hormotrichum Kützing, 1845
Podohedriella F. Hindák, 1988
Pseudotetraëdron F. J. MacEntee, H. C. Bold et P. A. Archibald, 1977
Rhipidodesmis A. Gepp et E. S. Gepp, 1911
Botryosphaera R. Chodat, 1916
Chlorococcopsis S.Watanabe & G.L.Floyd, 1990
Cosmaridium F. Gay, 1884
Cystococcus Naegeli, 1849
Didymoprium Kützing ex J. Ralfs, 1848
Dysphinctium Nägeli, 1849
Filoprotococcus Kufferath, 1914
Fistularia Greville, 1824
Janetosphaera W. Shaw, 1922
Kallonema G. Dickie, 1871
Lepra Scopoli, 1777
Nylandera Hariot, 1890
Sphaeroplethia Duby, 1830
Tetragonium West & G.S.West, J.Roy, 1896
Tetranema Areschoug, 1850
Tolypellopsis (H. von Leonhardi) W. Migula, 1890
Trochiliscus A. P. Karpinsky, 1906
Zignoa Trevisan, 1842
Polysperma Vaucher, 1803
Rothella Gaillon, 1833
Acrocladus Nägeli, 1847
Scottia Groeblad, 1813
Chlorozebra Reisigl, 1969
Signiosphaera Broady 1977
Chaetomorphopsis H.L. Lyon, 1901
Oliveria A. Nayal, 1935
Coelodiscus C.-C.Jao, 1941
Chlorodendron Senn, 1900
Chlorodendron Skvortzov, 1959
Didymonema Y. Wei et H. Hu, 1979
Helierella Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823
Jaosaccion van den Hoek, 1966
Ursinella O.Kuntze
Bicuspidellopsis Korshikov 1953
Cladochaete C.Meyer & A.Skabichevskij, 1965
Serpentinaria S. F. Gray, 1821
Phyllona Wiggers 1780
Capillaria Roussel, 1806
Neochlorosarcina S. Watanabe, 1983
Phyllomonas Korshikov 1923
Heterogonium P. A. Dangeard, 1911
Pseudotrebouxia P. A. Archibald, 1975
Conjugata Vaucher, 1803
Rhizenteron P.[J.L.] Dangeard, 1952
Friedmannia Chantanachat & Bold 1962
Kirchneria F. Hindák, 1988
Lambertia Korshikov 1953
Sphaerospermum Cleve, 1868
Tetratomococcus Korshikov, 1953
Gloeophyllum Korshikov, 1955
Disporopsis Korshikov, 1953
Glenopolytoma Diesing 1866
Nothocosmarium Raciborski 1889
Phyllariomonas Pascher, 1938
Tetramastix Korshikov 1925
Dictyosphaeriopsis F. Hindák, 1978
Cardiomonas J. Schiller, 1954
Mesogerron F. Brand, 1899
Lucernaria Roussel, 1806
Chlamydococcus A. Braun, 1850
Pirulus J. W. Snow, 1911
Tetradonta Korshikov, 1925
Draparnaldiella C.Meyer & Skabichevskij, 1970
Draparnaldiella Gaillon, 1833
Chlorangium S. F. N. von Stein, 1878
Calocylindrus (C.Nägeli) O.Kirchner, 1878
Ilea J.Agardh, 1883
Chaetopedia Skuja, 1948

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Chlorophyta Preferred
Chlorophycota Other, see comments


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