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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Naticinae Guilding, 1834 Preferred
Cochlis Röding 1798 Synonym
Glyphepithema Rehder 1943
Aloconatica Shikama 1971
Nacca Risso 1826
Lunaia S. S. Berry, 1964
Naticus Montfort 1810
Quantonatica Iredale 1936
Boreonatica Golikov & Kussakin, 1974
Sulconatica Golikov & Kussakin, 1974

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Naticinae Guilding, 1834 Preferred
Mamilla Fabricius 1823
Payraudeautia Bucquoy et al. 1883
Sulconacca Marwick 1924


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