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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Mactra truncata Montagu, 1808 Synonym
Cardium solidum Linnaeus, 1758
Mactra gallina Spengler, 1802
Mactra castanea Lamarck, 1818
Mactra crassatella Lamarck, 1818
Cardium triste Linnaeus, 1758
Mactra sachalinensis conjunctiva Jeffreys, 1864
Mactra ovalis J. Sowerby, 1817
Trigonella zonaria da Costa, 1778
Trigonella gallina da Costa, 1778
Cyrena panormitana Bivona, 1839
Mactra striata Nyst, 1845
Spisula ovalis (J. Sowerby, 1817)


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