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
Aphrodita Preferred
Aphrodite Misspelling

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Aphrodita Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Milnesia Quatrefages, 1865 Junior synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Aphrodita Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Aphrodita carunculata Pallas, 1766 Synonym
Aphrodita rostrata Pallas, 1766
Aphrodita minuta Fabricius 1780
Aphrodita cirrhosa Pallas, 1766
Aphrodita clava Montagu, 1808
Aphrodita squamata Linnaeus, 1758
Aphrodita hastata Moore, 1905
Aphrodita longa O.F. Müller, 1776
Aphrodita complanata Pallas, 1766
Aphrodita flava Pallas, 1766
Aphrodita abyssalis Kirkegaard, 1995
Aphrodita borealis Johnston, 1840
Aphrodita castanea Moore, 1910
Aphrodita centenes Quatrefages, 1866
Aphrodita cryptommata Essenberg, 1917
Aphrodita echinus Quatrefages, 1866
Aphrodita intermedia McIntosh, 1885
Aphrodita leioseta Chamberlin, 1919
Aphrodita longirostris Monro, 1936
Aphrodita magna Treadwell, 1925
Aphrodita mathei Quatrefages, 1866
Aphrodita mediterranea Costa, 1857
Aphrodita nitens Linnaeus, 1746 in Johnston, 1865
Aphrodita raripapillata Essenberg, 1917
Aphrodita solitaria Essenberg, 1917
Aphrodita subrotunda Hill, 1752
Aphrodita terraereginae Haswell 1883
Aphrodita haswelli Johnston, 1908
Aphrodita velox Dalyell, 1853
Aphrodita squamosa Quatrefages, 1866
Aphrodita arcta Dalyell, 1853
Aphrodita pedunculata Pennant, 1777
Aphrodita cirrosa Dalyell, 1853
Aphrodita longirostra Bruguière, 1789
Aphrodita punctata Müller, 1771
Aphrodita lepidota Pallas 1766
Aphrodita imbricata Linnaeus, 1767
Aphrodita varians Dalyell, 1853
Aphrodita viridis Montagu, 1815
Aphrodita cirrata Müller, 1776
Aphrodita filamentosa Bruguière, 1789
Aphrodita plana Gmelin in Linnaeus, 1788
Aphrodita punctata Fabricius, 1780
Aphrodita scabra Fabricius, 1780
Aphrodita violacea Ström, 1768
Aphrodita hystrix (Savigny in Lamarck, 1818)


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