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
Geotrupidae Latreille, 1802 Preferred
Autolethrus Semenov 1892 Synonym
Goniolethrus Semenov 1894
Teratolethrus Semenov 1894
Geotrypes Agassiz 1846
Phelotrypes Jacobsohn 1892
Amechanus Horn, 1870
Bootrupes Boucomont 1912
Bolbocerus Kirby & Spence 1828
Enoplotrypes Fairmaire 1886
Bootrypes Boucomont 1911
Mesotrypes Jacobson 1892
Melanotrupes Blanchard, 1888
Sternotrypes Jacobsohn 1892
Silotrypes Jacobson 1892
Luthres Latreille 1802
Streopuge Costa 1847
Anoplotrypes Jacobson 1892
Sclerolethrus Reitter 1892
Ceratotrypes Jacobsohn 1892
Typhoeus Boucomont 1911
Odontotrupes Boucomont 1904
Sternotrupes Jekel 1866
Gynaecoplotrupes Boucomont 1912
Silotrupes Mulsant & Rey 1871
Canthotrupes Jekel 1866
Cnemotrypes Jacobson 1892
Petrovitzia Lopez-Colon 1995
Minotaurus Mulsant & Godart 1855
Armidens Boucomont in Schenkling, 1912
Bulbocerus Acharius 1781
Armideus Villa 1833
Lethrulus Semenov 1892
Odontaeus Say, 1823
Odontaeus Dejean, 1821
Bolbodius Krikken 1984
Microlethrus Semenov 1894
Bolboceras Kirby 1819
Clunipes Hochenwarth 1785
Thorectus Agassiz 1846
Lathrus Gmelin in Linnaeus, 1789
Renaudtrupes Lopez-Colon, 2006
Odontaenius Klug, 1843
Mesoathyreus Howden, 2006
Stereopyge Costa, 1847
Geotrupes Cuvier 1798
Gynocoplotrupes Oberthur, 1883


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