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
Entacmaea quadricolor Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828 Preferred
Gyrostoma Haddoni Lager, 1911 Synonym
Gyrostoma hertwigi Kwietniewski, 1897
Gyrostoma adherens (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Gyrostoma quadricolor (Leuckart & Rüppel, 1828)
Entacmea quadricolor
Entamacea quadricolor
Cymbactis actinostoloides
Physobrachia douglasi
Physobrachia ramsayi

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Entacmaea quadricolor Preferred
Entacmaea quadricolor Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Parasicyonis actinostoloides (Wassilieff, 1908) Preferred
Cymbactis actinostoloides Wassilieff, 1908 Ambiguous synonym
Parasicyonis actinostoloides (Wasilieff, 1908)
Parasicyonis actinostoloides Wassilieff Misapplied name
Cymbactis actinostoloides Wassilieff
Parasicyonis actinostoloides (Wassilieff)


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