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.


Name Relationship
Calliphoridae Preferred
Stomathorrhina Bezzi 1906 Synonym
Myia Bezzi in Becker-Kertész, 1907
Aldrichiella Rohdendorf 1931
Engyzops Scudder 1882
Phumasia Macquart 1835
Stomatorrhina Bezzi, 1906
Platytropeza Macquart, 1851
Eggirops Lioy 1864
Stomorrhina Rondani 1862
Stomatorhinia Malloch 1927
Engyzops Villeneuve 1928
Engyops Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1890
Chrysomyia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Chrysomyia Macquart 1835
Morina Gimmerthal 1842
Acanthosoma Mayer 1844
Mya Rondani 1850
Somatomyia Rye 1879
Phymatusa Agassiz 1846
Sastragala Amyot & Serville 1843
Lucilla Gimmerthal 1842
Anchmeromyia Bezzi 1907
Amoenia Bigot 1885
Idia Wiedemann 1820
Blepharocnema Agassiz 1846
Somomyia Rondani 1868
Chalcomyia Röder, 1886
Anaxandra Stål 1876
Eugyops Bezzi & Stein, 1907
Acanthosomella Strand 1928
Boreëllus Aldrich & Shannon 1923
Phenicia Coquillett 1910
Melanomyia Rondani 1868

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Calliphoridae Brauer and von Bergenstamm 1889 Preferred
Protochrysomyia Pierce 1945


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