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
Eledone cirrhosa Preferred
Eledone aldrovandi Synonym
Eledone cirrosa
Ozaena cirrosa
Eledone aldrovandi Montfort, 1802 Authority
Eledone cirrhosa (Lamarck, 1798)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Eledone cirrhosa (Lamarck, 1798) Preferred
Hallia sepioidea Rochebrune, 1884
Ozoena cirrhosa (Lamarck, 1798)
Sepia octopodia Linnaeus 1758
Eledone aldrovandi Montfort, 1802
Octopus cirrhosus Lamarck, 1798

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Eledone cirrhosa (Lamarck, 1798) Preferred
Octopus cirrhosus Lamarck, 1798 Original name/combination
Eledone aldrovandi Montfort, 1802 Junior synonym
Eledona ambrosiaca Risso, 1854
Sepia cirrhosa Bosc, 1802
Eledone genei Verany, 1839
Eledona halliana Rochebrune, 1884
Octopus leucoderma SanGiovanni, 1829
Hallia sepioidea Rochebrune, 1884
Moschites cirrosa zetlandica Russell, 1922

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