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
Chromodoris Alder and Hancock, 1855 Preferred
Chromodoris tura Marcus and Marcus, 1967 Synonym
Chromodoris neona (Er. Marcus, 1955)
Chromodoris vicina Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris cavae Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris pulchella (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)
Chromodoris atopa Bergh 1905
Chromodoris decorata Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris albolineata Martens in Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris funerea Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris runcinata Bergh, 1877
Chromodoris lilacina (Gould, 1852)
Chromodoris nigrostriata Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris perplexa (Burn, 1957)
Chromodoris maculosa Pease, 1871
Chromodoris gloriosa Bergh 1874
Chromodoris varians Pease, 1871
Chromodoris figurata Bergh 1905
Chromodoris amoena Cheeseman, 1886
Chromodoris nigrolineata Eliot, 1904


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